2017 Canadian Cannabis Survey reports on the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of Canadians towards cannabis use, including driving after consuming cannabis
OTTAWA,Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to implementing a public health and safety approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis, to keep cannabis out of the
Between March and May 2017, Health Canada asked 9,215 Canadians about their knowledge, behaviours and attitudes towards cannabis use, including driving behaviours after consuming cannabis. Results from the 2017 Canadian Cannabis Survey released today provide, for the first time, a snapshot of when Canadians use cannabis, how much they use, where they get it, how often they use it, and in what form.
The Survey contributes to the foundation of information that is necessary to measure and monitor the impacts of the proposed legislative and regulatory approach to cannabis, and complements previously collected data on the prevalence of cannabis use in the general population.
The survey results reinforce the Government of Canada's continued public education efforts on the facts around cannabis as well as on drug-impaired driving, to support Canadians in making informed choices on cannabis use.
"Our Government is implementing a public health and safety approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis. These survey results reinforce why we have invested in targeted public education and awareness efforts and will give us the information we need to monitor and measure the impact on cannabis use of legalizing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis." The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
"Driving while impaired by cannabis or other drugs is dangerous and illegal. The message is simple – don't drive high."The Honourable Ralph GoodaleMinister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"Bill C-45 has benefited from the extensive input of Canadians and experts in many fields. As we move towards the legalization and strict regulation of cannabis, it is important for us to continue the work of understanding trends in the use of cannabis so that our laws remain effective at achieving our public health goals." The Honourable Jody Wilson-RaybouldMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
"Results from the Canadian Cannabis Survey confirm that our Government is taking the right approach to strictly regulating and restricting access to cannabis – an approach that will protect youth, reduce their access to cannabis, and focus on public education of the health impacts of cannabis use and of the risks of driving after consuming cannabis." Bill BlairParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health
Related Products2017 Canadian Cannabis Survey Highlights Report
Associated LinksConsultation on the Proposed Approach to Cannabis RegulationLegalization and Regulation of CannabisTask Force on Cannabis Legalization and RegulationCanadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS)Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)
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