How much cannabis do Australians usually use?

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months, 39% usually used one or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis on a day they used, and 38% usually used 2-4 joints, bongs or cones. Approximately one in five (23%) usually used 5 or more joints, bongs or cones on a day they used.

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months 39% usually used 1 or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use, 38% used 2-4; 15% used 5-10; and 8% 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.