Regional Average Cannabis Usage Rate

  • Among adult (ages 15+) populations worldwide, the regions of North America, Oceania, and Africa average the highest rates of cannabis use.
  • Legalization, whether for medical or adult use, encourages higher rates of reported cannabis usage.
  • The increased reporting correlates to lessened legal risk or social stigma, along with increased public awareness, social support, and access to cannabis in a regulated marketplace.
  • The region with the highest average rate of reported cannabis usage is North America, home to legalized markets in Canada and most of the U.S., with Mexico’s full legalization expected later this year.