Many Canadians driving under the influence of marijuana (PHOTO)

Многие канадцы садятся за руль под воздействием марихуаны  (ФОТО)

In a new survey conducted by the Statistical service of Canada, approximately 1.4 million Canadians reported that they were a passenger in a vehicle governed by drivers under the influence of marijuana.

In addition, according to the study, one in seven among those who use cannabis, sat behind the wheel at least once within two hours after marijuana use. Among men, this behavior is found almost twice as often than women.

According to a recent survey, about 4.6 million people at the national level, or about 16% of Canadians aged 15 years reported having used cannabis at least once in the last three months. The vast majority of respondents, 82% also said that they likely will not increase consumption after marijuana is legalized. This percentage is virtually unchanged from the last report.

The statistical service of Canada began to study social and economic impacts of the legalization of recreational marijuana when it became known about the relevant law, which the government is promoting Trudeau. The law will come into force on 17 October. The last data were collected from mid-may to mid-June and include respondents from provincial and territorial capitals.

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