Do men or women in Australia use more cannabis?

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months, men tended to use more cones/joints/bongs per occasion of use than women.

Among Australian men who used cannabis in the past 12 months 36% usually used 1 or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use, 38% used 2-4; 17% used 5-10; and 10% used 11 or more. Among Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months 44% usually used 1 or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use, 38% used 2-4; 12% used 5-10; and 6% used 11 or more.

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

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.