Pot, Hash Use Up Almost 100% in Canada 

Pot, Hash Use Up Almost 100% in Canada 
Posted by CN Staff on July 22, 2004 at 09:06:23 PT
By Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun
Source: Vancouver Sun 
B.C. has the highest rates of illicit drug use in the country, with more than 500,000 of the province's 4.1 million residents admitting they use marijuana and nearly 700,000 saying they've tried such drugs as cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and heroin.The Statistics Canada findings show marijuana and hashish use almost doubled from 1989 to 2002 across the nation, and is most common in B.C., where 16 per cent of respondents said they've used marijuana in the past year, compared with 12 per cent in 1994. The national rate in 2002 was 12 per cent.
In B.C., 20.1 per cent of respondents said they had tried drugs other than marijuana, almost triple the rate in some Maritime provinces and double that of Ontario.The findings are based on a survey of 36,984 Canadians aged 15 and older.The study's author, Michael Tjepkema, said Wednesday that in 1994 -- the last time the federal government did a large marijuana-use survey -- B.C. also ranked number one."It could ... be that people in B.C. are more likely to admit cannabis use than other provinces because of differing attitudes," he said.A public poll done by Leger Marketing last year found 53 per cent of B.C. residents had smoked marijuana at least once and 14 per cent of residents had smoked it in the past year.The Statistics Canada report shows that B.C. holds the distinction of having the highest number of drug offences related to marijuana -- 398 per 100,000 -- which is more than double that of Ontario and Alberta. Snipped: Complete Article: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)Author: Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun, with Canadian Press Published: Thursday, July 22, 2004Copyright: 2004 Vancouver Sun Contact: sunletters png.canwest.comWebsite: Related Articles & Web Site:Cannabis News Canadian Links Study, It Should Be Made Easier To Toke is Canadian Drug of Choice, Statscan Says Use Surges as Martin Weighs Decrim's Pot Exports Overstated: RCMP 
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on July 25, 2004 at 10:08:26 PT
News Article from Broadcast News 
B.C. Pot Prices Plunge as U.S. Tightens Border
 Broadcast News Sunday, July 25, 2004  
The price of B.C. bud is plunging as the United States tightens its border and more growers try to cash in on the green gold. Marijuana supplies in B.C. are outstripping demand, forcing the price of bulk sales down. A pound of pot grown in the province fetched $2,200 to $2,600 2 years ago, according to the RCMP. Now, the price has dropped to as low as $1,500.Copyright: Broadcast News 2004
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Comment #3 posted by Commonsense on July 22, 2004 at 19:55:58 PT
11% used marijuana in past year in U.S. in 2002
According to the National Survey on Drug Use & Health 11% of Americans 12 and older smoked marijuana in 2002. Over 40% had tried it before. Almost 30% had used some illicit drug other than marijuana an index of all the NSDUH illicit drug use tables see:
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Comment #2 posted by Virgil on July 22, 2004 at 19:16:42 PT
The Canadian fraud will be revealed 9/14
The last message up at Turmel's Yahoo Medpot group talks of the direct assault to the fraud that is being perpetuated by the PTB in Canada. There was a case presenting the fact that the CDSA was declared dead and the fact that it takes parliament to enact laws and an Ontario Appeals Court cannot make legislation for all of Canada. This is a highly educational message by Turmel- . The ruling on the case that hits the issue slam in the face should be answered on September 14th. Turmel uses these words in declaring joy that the big question must now be answered- it's now in the hands of someone
who can wipe out the prohibition in one stroke.
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Comment #1 posted by BigDawg on July 22, 2004 at 09:35:52 PT
12% of BC uses cannabis!They must be doing a good job of hiding all the death and mayhem being caused by such levels of use. I don't remember seeing anything in the news about the sky falling in BC.
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