National Cannabis Survey (NCS)

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Have you been invited to participate in this survey via email or mail? To log in to the survey, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code on the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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The main objective of the National Cannabis Survey is to better understand the frequency of cannabis usage in Canada and to monitor changes in behaviour as a result of the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use.

The survey will be used in conjunction with other data sources to understand how this change could impact the Canadian economy as well as other health and social services.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From February 11 to March 11, 2019
Collection method:
Electronic questionnaire with telephone interview follow-up for non-response
Survey participation :
Voluntary
  • Block Information Confidentiality

    Confidentiality

    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • frequency of cannabis use in the past three months;
    • lifetime use;
    • medical and non-medical use;
    • spendings;
    • factors when selecting a cannabis source;
    • likelihood of future use;
    • problematic use;
    • knowledge and effects of cannabis;
    • driving after using cannabis;
    • being a passenger after the driver has used cannabis.
  • Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5262
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