Why are there growing numbers of street people in cities like Ottawa that seem to roam the streets all drugged up is the legalization of cannabis helping with this situation

Why are there growing numbers of street people in cities like Ottawa that seem to roam the streets all drugged up is the legalization of cannabis helping with this situation

Why are there growing numbers of street people in cities like Ottawa that seem to roam the streets all drugged up & is the legalization of cannabis helping with this situation?There has always been people in the streets of major cities, including Ottawa, “that seem to roam the streets all drugged up.” If you think there are more now than in the past, please cite statistics to back up your claim.

Many (certainly not all) people who are homeless are battling significant drug addiction and/or mental illness.

The recent legalization of cannabis has no bearing on this.