Ethnoracial background makes a difference in predicting cannabis use among Ontario students

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This evidence brief explores how ethnoracial background makes a difference in predicting cannabis use among Ontario students. The brief was developed by the Evidence Exchange Network in 2018. 

What you need to know

In Ontario, youth who are South Asian or East/Southeast Asian have lower odds of using cannabis  than those who are of White, Black or mixed race. Youth who are of mixed race, have higher odds of cannabis use compared to youth who are White. Foreign-born youth were also less likely to use cannabis than native-born youth in Canada, although this varies for different ethnoracial groups. Greater knowledge of diverse populations and the complex factors related to ethnoracial background are needed to predict use of cannabis among youth.