These are Canada's top pot-smoking universities

Cannabis at Canadian Universities: Which schools and programs report highest use?

A majority of students saying they never use marijuana, but results vary by school

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More than 23,000 university students responded to Maclean’s online survey, giving their opinions on professors and staff, residence life and opportunities for extracurricular activities. Therefore, all marijuana use is self-reported, with 63.3 per cent of total students saying they never indulge.


University name Overall Daily A few times a week About once a month A few times a month Less than once a month Less than once a year Never
Bishop's University 56.4% 7.0% 7.0% 8.1% 11.4% 12.7% 10.1% 43.6%
St. Francis Xavier University 55.4% 3.0% 5.0% 9.9% 11.4% 15.3% 10.9% 44.6%
Acadia University 53.9% 6.4% 5.9% 7.4% 5.9% 17.6% 10.8% 46.1%
University of Victoria 52.4% 2.8% 3.8% 6.9% 9.3% 15.5% 14.1% 47.6%
Queen's University 48.5% 2.0% 3.4% 7.3% 8.3% 14.0% 13.4% 51.5%
Wilfrid Laurier University 48.4% 3.7% 5.7% 6.2% 9.1% 11.0% 12.7% 51.6%
McGill University 47.8% 1.9% 5.6% 5.9% 7.3% 15.6% 11.6% 52.2%
Dalhousie University 46.2% 3.4% 6.8% 4.0% 7.4% 11.9% 12.7% 53.8%
Lakehead University 46.1% 5.0% 5.0% 4.3% 5.0% 9.9% 17.0% 53.9%
Cape Breton University 45.2% 1.6% 6.5% 3.2% 6.5% 14.5% 12.9% 54.8%
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) 43.7% 3.9% 1.9% 4.9% 7.8% 8.7% 16.5% 56.3%
Mount Allison University 42.9% 7.1% 3.6% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 10.7% 57.1%
Concordia University (Montreal) 42.8% 1.3% 4.4% 6.1% 7.4% 10.5% 13.1% 57.2%
Saint Mary's University 42.6% 4.8% 6.7% 3.5% 7.8% 10.1% 9.7% 57.4%
Western University 42.1% 3.2% 4.1% 3.8% 7.2% 13.9% 9.9% 57.9%
Laurentian University 41.8% 3.5% 6.0% 6.0% 5.0% 10.0% 11.4% 58.2%
Mount Saint Vincent University 41.6% 7.9% 4.5% 6.7% 3.4% 9.0% 10.1% 58.4%
University of Guelph 41.0% 2.1% 4.6% 4.2% 6.7% 12.6% 10.9% 59.0%
St. Thomas University 40.9% 4.5% 4.5% 5.5% 5.5% 7.3% 13.6% 59.1%
The University of British Columbia (UBC) 40.5% 2.6% 5.3% 5.7% 7.2% 11.5% 8.4% 59.5%
Trent University 40.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.8% 7.0% 10.4% 11.9% 60.0%
Carleton University 39.3% 2.4% 3.9% 3.9% 6.5% 12.2% 10.4% 60.7%
Memorial University of Newfoundland 39.1% 2.3% 4.3% 3.6% 5.6% 12.9% 10.3% 60.9%
University of New Brunswick 38.1% 1.3% 4.0% 3.1% 4.4% 11.9% 13.3% 61.9%
Brock University 37.9% 3.6% 3.9% 4.0% 5.5% 9.1% 11.8% 62.1%
Ryerson University 37.5% 1.4% 2.8% 3.1% 6.4% 12.7% 11.1% 62.5%
University of Lethbridge 37.5% 4.0% 4.0% 3.7% 5.1% 8.5% 12.1% 62.5%
Nipissing University 37.4% 5.8% 3.7% 1.1% 5.3% 10.5% 11.1% 62.6%
Universit̩é de Montr̩éal 35.1% 0.9% 1.3% 2.5% 4.1% 11.6% 14.7% 64.9%
University of Ottawa 35.1% 3.1% 3.2% 3.4% 4.3% 12.4% 8.7% 64.9%
University of Windsor 34.9% 1.6% 5.3% 5.3% 2.6% 6.9% 13.2% 65.1%
Brandon University 34.5% 6.0% 3.4% 3.0% 4.7% 7.8% 9.5% 65.5%
The University of Winnipeg 34.3% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 4.6% 8.5% 10.6% 65.7%
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) 33.8% 2.0% 2.0% 7.3% 3.3% 8.6% 10.6% 66.2%
Universit̩ du Qu̩bec Á Montér̩al (UQAM) 33.1% 4.7% 1.8% 2.2% 4.0% 8.6% 11.9% 66.9%
Universit̩é de Sherbrooke 32.0% 2.6% 1.0% 1.5% 3.6% 8.2% 14.9% 68.0%
University of Waterloo 31.0% 0.6% 1.0% 3.8% 4.9% 9.3% 11.3% 69.0%
York University 30.6% 3.1% 1.7% 3.3% 4.3% 7.8% 10.5% 69.4%
University of Regina 30.0% 5.2% 1.9% 3.8% 3.8% 6.6% 8.9% 70.0%
Universit̩é Laval 29.9% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.5% 11.4% 12.9% 70.1%
University of Alberta 29.6% 1.5% 1.8% 3.5% 3.7% 9.2% 10.0% 70.4%
University of Saskatchewan 29.5% 3.1% 3.1% 1.2% 4.0% 6.8% 11.4% 70.5%
McMaster University 29.2% 0.6% 2.4% 4.3% 4.7% 8.7% 8.5% 70.8%
Simon Fraser University 29.1% 0.7% 3.1% 1.7% 3.5% 7.3% 12.8% 70.9%
University of Toronto 28.4% 1.1% 2.4% 3.5% 4.1% 9.9% 7.4% 71.6%
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) 27.0% 0.6% 2.3% 2.9% 5.2% 10.9% 5.2% 73.0%
University of Manitoba 25.9% 1.6% 0.9% 2.8% 4.1% 6.9% 9.7% 74.1%
University of Calgary 24.7% 1.3% 1.7% 2.2% 4.6% 7.4% 7.4% 75.3%
Universit̩é de Moncton 23.4% 2.1% 1.5% 1.5% 2.4% 6.5% 9.5% 76.6%

Program Percentage of students who are marijuana users
Drama 55.8%
Journalism 51.0%
Environmental science 50.6%
Sociology 50.5%
Political science 46.3%
Philosophy 46.0%
Communication 44.6%
International relations 42.9%
Psychology 42.5%
Economics 41.6%
Anthropology 40.3%
Design 39.4%
English 39.0%
Business 37.8%
Kinesiology 37.0%
Law 37.0%
History 36.7%
Art 36.1%
Nursing 35.9%
Criminology 35.7%
Physics 34.6%
Neuroscience 34.5%
Architecture 34.0%
Engineering 33.8%
Music 32.7%
Chemistry 32.0%
Biology 32.0%
Education 29.8%
Computer science 29.7%
Linguistics 29.3%
French 29.0%
Pharmacy 28.2%
Medicine 27.9%
Math 25.0%