Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Youth Cannabis Use

Provincial Trends

According to the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), 24% (20.2%, 28.3%) of Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12) reported using cannabis in the past year, which was not significantly different from the overall provincial average of 21% (19.2%, 23.6%). Male and female students are equally likely to report using cannabis in the past year; however, youth cannabis use increases significantly after grade 10 in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario as a whole.


Provincial Trends

The long-term provincial trend (going back to 1999) shows Cannabis use among Ontario students declined significantly between 2003 and 2017, dropping by 10%.