Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

It’s no secret many Canadians increased their alcohol consumption during the lockdowns brought about by COVID-19…but what about cannabis?

More than half of cannabis users in Canada say they increased the amount they consumed during the first wave of COVID-19, according to a new study.

In findings released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 52 per cent of existing cannabis users reported an increase in their consumption during the first wave of the pandemic.

Alexia Kapralos looks at why users are consuming more, and why the latest cannabis trends are concerning for some health professionals.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7693366/canadian-cannabis-users-increased-habit-coronavirus-pandemic

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50 Comments

  1. matthew gonano drums on October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Bro you have brain fog because you eat the government food. Wake up



  2. Suzuki Rider on October 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

    During the pandemic and even before, people are spending hard-earned wages (and lack thereof) on cannibas when they should be paying bills, putting food on the table for their families, heating their home and paying off debt!!!!! That ev*l snake in Ottawa (justin) is laughing all the way to the bank for his evil plan to legalize marijuana just so he can scam people for their money!! Instead of making the lives of Canadians better (as a REAL PM should), he is determined to make every one destitute!! This ev*l snake has no business being in the Prime Minister’s Office!! (BTW….i don’t smoke-its a 100% waste of money)



  3. David MacKay on October 4, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Canada is the local pot dealer now so they should know.



  4. Mount Hope on October 4, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Cannabis got me through the pandemic



  5. Subaru Express Travels on October 4, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Brain fog is linked to magnesium deficiency.. magnesium glycinate to be specific.. heals muscle cramps and insomnia as well. Not saying CBD doesn’t work.. just saying what the link is of what "natural vitamin/mineral" is deficient in a brain linked issue.



  6. On Point on October 4, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Suicide rates have sky rocketed- should be the main thing we’re focusing on here

    Risking lives to save lives… 😵



  7. - on October 4, 2021 at 8:53 am

    They already increased usage as much as possible since 2018 when it became legal; there wasn’t much higher usage could go from there, even with the pandemic. ¬_¬ Every square-inch of the country smells like pot now. 😒



  8. Life Is My Opportunity☀️ on October 4, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I lost my job during the pandemic.

    I created my channel believing for myself, you and the rest of the world🌍🌎



  9. FJF on October 4, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Yes



  10. Mario Patenaude on October 4, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Im 48 years old and. I didn’t go crazy whit weed. I smoke once or twice a week



  11. True Tech on October 4, 2021 at 8:59 am

    The medical community rallied for legalization, yet remain expected to have a lot of money for that that they never had. Interesting.



  12. Big eye Tuna on October 4, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Exactly



  13. Chilcotin State on October 4, 2021 at 9:04 am

    weed for the mainstream masses to keep you nice and controlled 😉 exactly what they want, you won’t have any brain cells left.



  14. TCinthe6 on October 4, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Cocaine’s a helluva drug.



  15. Global Healing on October 4, 2021 at 9:07 am

    That’s way gov made it legal people spend their cerb on pot and booze..



  16. ANTI-CONFEDERATE on October 4, 2021 at 9:07 am

    So?



  17. Sandra G on October 4, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Because big pharma kills. Marijuana heals



  18. Tom Finochio on October 4, 2021 at 9:09 am

    No kidding! What was your first clue??? When will you start employing people with brains!



  19. Jo Mo on October 4, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Haha are people eating more food and home delivery during the pandemic?…are they watching their food consumption, causing major organ issues and their finances…Haha



  20. John Doe on October 4, 2021 at 9:10 am

    It’s better than a chill pill🤩🤩🤩



  21. slam on October 4, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Global news is utter garbage



  22. Jaberwoky on October 4, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Grow your own stone.



  23. Jf Kennedy on October 4, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Of course.



  24. mrr Glass on October 4, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Interlock down stuck in your house with nothing to do

    what do you think??



  25. Chris Minister of Smartarsery on October 4, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Thanks tips. Stress & terrify everyone, make them lose jobs & businesses, make some lose hope & leave all the booze & weed stores open…

    Guess what happens….



  26. Bill Budd on October 4, 2021 at 9:18 am

    The only positive Trudeau made was legalize weed. Im stoned 24/7.



  27. Tatan on October 4, 2021 at 9:22 am

    well..every car that drives by stinks like weed.. wha do you think!



  28. Uday on October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Weed doesn’t hit anymore man i need my backpage wh*res again



  29. BeyondChange on October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Not gonna lie, before the pandemic I would smoke an ounce every couple months. Lockdown increased my consumption 10 folds, smoking an ounce a week.



  30. Snow White on October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    cancer rates go up soon



  31. ob1 on October 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    gateway drug =future crack heads of america



  32. Jigs Up on October 4, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Don’t smoke weed.
    Vaping weed is better, much better.



  33. 49ccMoped World on October 4, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Did Rose Kennedy have a black dress?? Duhhhuhh



  34. 101Tuttle on October 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Rather have a bottle in front of me then a frontal lobotomy. And getting stoned is a lot more fun and far more heathy then getting drunk.



  35. Beetleything on October 4, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Alcohol sales are up also – which just means the government get even more taxes…… a bit of weed is probably better for you – help you sleep – stay calm etc…



  36. Delma S on October 4, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Trudeau was counting on that



  37. devon gannes on October 4, 2021 at 9:28 am

    cannabis and the cannabis plant family are, have been and will be with mankind always.

    praise THE LORD.



  38. Nefarious Jones on October 4, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Who did the indepth investigation on this? I bet he was high AF



  39. Ben Masta on October 4, 2021 at 9:30 am

    "Do people who smoke weed, smoke even more weed now that everything is closed and they cant go anywhere?"

    CAN YOU IMAGINE?????



  40. Bobby Daniel on October 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

    If your paying $40 to the government for 3 grams, your not being taxed enough.



  41. Maribelle Lebre on October 4, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I know I do and it’s not just because of the pandemic.
    The number of crises that have been happening around the world have resulted in perpetual triggering – The People of Colour who’ve been killed by cops, electoral fraud in Eastern Europe, "sexual misconduct" EVERYWHERE, millions of minks being gassed to death painfully, Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, a young woman killed by a cop in England and the misogyny on the youtube comments about the protests…I’m vaping right now



  42. Xavier Zave on October 4, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Im not any smoke than i stoned before



  43. pappu_writes on October 4, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Why india is great 😎😎😎



  44. Frankythechops on October 4, 2021 at 9:35 am

    People coping during a pandemic with a harmless substance with benefits well suited to our current situation is great news. Certainly better than an increase in alcohol



  45. Global Healing on October 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Smoking cannabis damage to blood vessel in lungs this is viruse of lungs



  46. Ras Fari on October 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Who else high asf rn



  47. John R. Gardy on October 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Virus Killer!!!



  48. Ray Tard on October 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Only because the quality has gone down.



  49. Sain D on October 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Do a story on real threats like the mental state of people and hard drug use for F sakes, even overdose! This is like reporting on water accumulating in the street from melting snow!



  50. Jo Mo on October 4, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Keep taking your regular medications and then start reading the side effects haha hypocrisy