Toronto burned through about 22 metric tons of cannabis in 2018, triple the weight of the average elephant
Toronto cracked the top ten for pot use worldwide according to a new report, smoking most other cities and whole countries on the list.
The city was one of five Canadian spots included in the 2018 Cannabis Price Index by Seedo and German data firm ABCD.
The study compared 120 cities’ marijuana use, prevalence and budding business opportunities to “illustrate the continuous need for legislative reform on cannabis use around the world, and to determine if there are any lessons to be learned from those cities at the forefront of marijuana legalization.”
Overall, Canada showed off why it’s becoming a cannabis kingdom.
How much cannabis do Canadians use?
The report measured which cities use the most weed by considering how many people use marijuana in each city and how often they use the drug. The researchers also made the calculations assuming one joint weighs 0.66
Toronto burned through about 22 metric tonnes of cannabis in 2018, triple the weight of the average elephant.
Montreal used more than 14 tonnes, Calgary used 10, Ottawa close to 7.5 tonnes and Vancouver a little more than five tonnes.
New York topped the list for using the most weed, followed by Karachi and New Delhi, while Singapore was at the bottom of the list, only using about 41 pounds of pot in all of 2018.
How open is Canada to more cannabis?
“As an indicating factor, the more head shops and grow shops a city has, the more positive their state’s and general public’s attitude towards the cannabis-related industry is likely to be,” reads the report.
The researchers used Google Maps to count how many grow and head shops were located in each city, so it’s safe to say this isn’t an exhaustive list.
But based on the findings, Canada and cannabis are best buds, with Toronto ranking fourth on the worldwide list for the most grow shops in the report with 37 — six more than the number of grow shops in Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver combined.
Though, Calgary has the most head shops, stores where you can buy cannabis accessories, with 42 in total, ranking 12th overall.
How cheap is marijuana in Canada?
The study used crowd-sourced city-level surveys adjusted to World Drug Report 2017 of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to figure out how much blazing up hurts your wallet.
The report shows Canadian bud is anywhere between $8 to 10 per gram. While Toronto seems to have the most places to buy weed, it’s also the priciest, costing $10.33 per gram according to the report. The cheapest high among the Canadian cities surveyed belong to Montreal with an average of $8.16 per gram.
For context, the most expensive pot in the study is found in Tokyo, Japan, costing almost $43 per gram while the cheapest weed belongs to Quito, Ecuador costing just under a toonie for a gram of the good stuff.
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Written by Bobby Hristova