Do men and women in Australia use cannabis differently?

Australian men and women who used cannabis in the past 12 months tended to use it in similar ways.

Among Australian men who used cannabis in the past 12 months, 83% smoked it as a joint, 76% smoked it in a bong or pipe, 57% mixed it with tobacco, 48% ate it (e.g., hash cookies), and 10% used it by other methods. Among Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months, 83% smoked it as a joint, 68% smoked it in a bong or pipe, 57% mixed it with tobacco, 44% ate it (e.g., hash cookies), and 5% used it by other methods.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).

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