A third of cannabis users in Quebec upped consumption during COVID-19

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Adults aged 18 to 34 represented the age group most likely to increase cannabis consumption, with 39 per cent of these respondents noting they were using more cannabis products. Respondents were asked to think about their mental health — including stress, depression and problems with emotion — and how many days during the past 30 included mental health issues. Just shy of a third of Quebecers recently surveyed by the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported their cannabis consumption had increased over the last week compared to before COVID-19, while the remainder said it had stayed the same or dropped. Statistics Canada data released in March showed that of the respondents who had previously consumed cannabis, 34 per cent reported they were having more during the pandemic. About a third of those in the age group reported consuming weed cannabis five or more days weekly.

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Just shy of a third of Quebecers recently surveyed by the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported their cannabis consumption had increased over the last week compared to before COVID-19, while the remainder said it had stayed the same or dropped.

Polled between Apr. 16 and 28, more than half of respondents — 55 per cent — noted that weed intake had remained about the same and 15 per cent said that it had decreased, according to a report from the Canadian Press.

The INSPQ has been surveying the lifestyle...

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