Fact: Youth Cannabis use decreased after legislation in Canada
MYTH: Cannabis use will increase if legalised.
TRUTH: As we have seen in other countries that have legalised, cannabis use did not increase.
Canada has shown that youth use rates in fact decreased. Between 2018 and 2019 cannabis use among 15- to 17-year-olds declined (19.8% to 10.4%).
The only increases were in first time users aged 45+ and a slight increase in 65+ immediately after legalisation.