How much cannabis do Australians usually use?

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months, nearly half (48%) usually used one or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis on a day they used, and 31% usually used 2-4 joints, bongs or cones. Approximately one in five (22%) usually used 5 or more joints, bongs or cones on a day they used.

48% of Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months usually used 1 or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use; 31% used 2-4; 16% used 5-10; and 6% used 11 or more.

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

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding. The category “one or less” refers to those who usually consume ¼, ½, ¾ or 1 joint, bong or cone per day of use.