Do men and women in Australia use cannabis differently?

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months, methods of cannabis use were similar for men and women.

86% of Australian men and 82% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months smoked it as a joint. 77% of Australian men and 66% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months smoked it in a bong or pipe. 60% of Australian men and 55% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months mixed it with tobacco. 51% of Australian men and 44% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months ate it (e.g., hash cookies). 10% of Australian men and 4% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months used it by other methods.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).

Please note: Percentages do not tally to 100% as respondents could select more than one response.