Keepin’ it casual

"I use weed occasionally, but not more than once a week"


Most people who use weed occasionally do so without problems, however, the safest choice is to delay use until after age 25. The earlier and more frequent weed is consumed, the greater the chance of experiencing negative long-term outcomes associated with it. That’s probability math for you!

Does this Describe You?

Occasional/casual consumers of weed tell us they:

  • mainly use cannabis socially with friends to have fun or chill out
  • consume it once a week at most, but often less frequently
  • don’t see cannabis use as causing significant health or social harm
  • believe cannabis likely provides health benefits 

Sometimes occasional use progresses to more frequent use. It can sneak up on you. If weed has provided positive feelings in the past, it may start to become your “go to” remedy when things aren’t going so well or to have fun. Or, your friends may increase how often they use and you follow the same pattern. Taking time to self-reflect can help you stay in control. 

Do you know how many Canadian’s your age and gender are occasional consumers like you? 

Complete the Check Your Cannabis Questionnaire, an anonymous self-assessment and get your personal report. It shows how your experiences with weed compare with others, your level of risk, and tips to keep your risk low.


Note: To protect your privacy on your device, after submitting the questionnaire, click the “Clear Data” button.

Try the  SMS text message tool. Receive a daily text for a limited time to increase your knowledge about weed, laws, reducing harms, tips to manage stress, and more. You can opt out at any time.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!


Note: To protect your privacy, when you register select to receive messages at a time of day when you know you will most likely be in private to avoid others seeing an incoming text about cannabis.

Check out other Resources about harm reduction and safety.