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National Cannabis Survey

RDC News: July 2018

July hours and the availability of a new data set.

Jun 26, 2018

Summer Hours Changes

Please note the upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours this month:

CLOSED for Canada Day - Monday July 2nd
No extended hours on Tuesday July 31st (regular closing hours at 5:30pm)
No extended hours on Thursday August 2nd (regular closing hours at 5:30pm)


New data sets at the RDC

In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!


National Cannabis Survey (NCS)

The main objective of the National Cannabis Survey is to better understand the frequency of cannabis usage in Canada and to monitor changes in behaviour as a result of the planned legalization of cannabis for non-medical use.  The survey will be used in conjunction with other data sources to understand how the planned legalization of cannabis for non-medical use could impact the Canadian economy as well as other health and social services.

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design. The target population for the survey is non-institutionalized persons 15 years of age or older, living in Canada's ten provinces. The content for the National Cannabis electronic questionnaire was drafted in consultation with the System of National Accounts within Statistics Canada as well as several other federal government departments including Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Safety Canada and the Department of Justice of Canada. 

For more information, please see:

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: