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Significantly more First-pothead since Cannabis legalization in Canada

Since the legalization of Cannabis in Canada in October, the number of users has doubled, according to an official study almost. In the first three months of the year 646'000 people consumed according to its own figures for the first Time, Cannabis.

As the national Cannabis study reveals that 18 per cent of Canadians over 15 years in the first quarter of 2019, the marijuana consumed. In the same period of 14 per cent, the statistics Bureau said on Thursday evening.

Trend or long-term development?

From January to March, 2019 consumed 646'000 people according to their own figures for the first Time, Cannabis - nearly twice as much as in the first quarter of 2018, with 327'000. The largest group were men between 45 and 64 years. Some of the new consumers could have tested the drug for the very first Time, others were former Cannabis users, "who have tasted it after the legalization again," said the authority.

The rise in Numbers is to be monitored in the coming months, strictly in order to determine whether it is due to the interest in a new legal substance to a temporary Trend or the beginning of a long-term development.

in the World, the second country

Canada was legalized in mid-October as the world's second country, after Uruguay, the sale of Cannabis completely. The canadian Parliament had approved in June a law that allows the consumption and the production of the drug.

Canadian citizens 18 years and older - in some States the age limit is 19 years - it is allowed in the future to buy via mail order or in authorized shops, a gram of hashish for the equivalent of about 7.60 francs (ten canadian dollars). The personal possession is limited to 30 grams. Critics warn of health damage caused by Cannabis consumption, and an increase in accidents under the influence of drugs. (sda)

Created: 04.05.2019, 05:02 PM

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