The number of marijuana cigarettes that can be made with 15 grams of the drug, though it all depends on how much is rolled in each joint.
The number of Canadians who used marijuana in 2002, according to Statistics Canada. That's about 12 per cent of the population older than 15, up from seven per cent in 1989. The Canadian Medical Association estimates that about 1.5 million Canadians smoke marijuana recreationally.
10 per cent
The proportion of Canadian users of marijuana in 2002 who used it every day.
The number of Canadians who reported having used marijuana at least once in their lives.
The number of Canadians who used marijuana in 2004 (about 14 per cent of the population), according to Statistics Canada. Males were more likely than females to use pot, and about 70 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 said they use marijuana. The Canadian Medical Association estimates that about 1.5 million Canadians smoke marijuana recreationally.
Less than one per cent
The proportion of Canada’s marijuana users who are caught by police. More than half get off with a warning.
The number of people arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2001 (possession and other charges), according to Statistics Canada. In the U.S. in 2000, that number was 734,498.
The estimated number of Canadians who have criminal records for marijuana possession, according to the Justice Canada.
The number of Canadians who were charged with possession of marijuana in 2000.
The year marijuana became illegal in Canada. The decision to make pot illegal has been criticized because cannabis was added to the illegal drugs list without parliamentary debate.
The year the first marijuana-related charges were laid in Canada. It was also the year marijuana became illegal in the United States.
The year the United Nations made it a violation of international law to legalize marijuana.
The year Canada made it legal for some people to smoke marijuana for medical reasons.
The number of Canadians who have Ottawa's permission to smoke marijuana for medical reasons, as of July 9, 2003. Health Canada said it had received a total of 1,145 applications from people wishing to legally smoke since the medical marijuana access regulations came into effect in 2001. Thirty-five to 50 new applications are received each month.
The number of kilograms of marijuana Ottawa said it had produced as of July 9, 2003. About 50 kilograms had been packaged in 30-gram bags ready for distribution.
The number of Canadians who are licensed to received government-grown medical marijuana.
12 per cent
The approximate concentration of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) in the second crop of federally produced marijuana, shipped in May 2004. Health Canada claimed the first crop was 10.2 per cent THC, but users said it seemed weaker. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana.
$150, plus GST
The cost of a 30-gram bag of government-grown pot.
The number of U.S. states that have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Australia and many European countries have done the same.
The amount of money that would be saved in court costs each year if marijuana possession was decriminalized, according to Canadian Alliance MP Keith Martin.