Cannabis use and purchase behaviours in Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand: Findings from the International Cannabis Policy Study
This structured session will present findings from the International Cannabis Policy Study (ICPS) - an annual population-level survey conducted since 2018 in Canada and the United States (U.S.) and since 2021 in Australia and New Zealand. The ICPS examines the impact of cannabis policies at the national and provincial/state levels. David Hammond, the PI of the ICPS, will present first on the overall methods and objectives of the ICPS, including differences in patterns of cannabis use and cannabis markets across the four countries. Second, Cesar Leos-Toro will present patterns of problematic cannabis use in Canada and the U.S. over three years, including pre- and post-legalization in Canada. Third, Elle Wadsworth will present cannabis consumers’ perceptions of legal cannabis products in Canada post-legalization. The session will discuss implications for specific cannabis policies and delegates will be able to use the information presented to learn about the evolving global cannabis market.