Marijuana Expo Online

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Error
  • Error loading feed data.
Home The Latest News The UN Cannabis Usage Report

The UN Cannabis Usage Report

E-mail

According to a study called the ‘World Drug Report’ performed by the UN (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) cannabis was reported in 172 countries and territories world wide, with more than a million European consumers in the last month.
The Danish are way ahead of other European countries when it concerns Cannabis use. From the age of 15 to 34 some 50% have tried Cannabis at a certain point in their lives. This is quite the difference compared to the 30 percent European average. Other European countries with higher than average use are France, Spain and the UK. Canada (at 58.6%), and the United States (at 49%) are the leaders when it comes to the world wide consumption of cannabis.

The Netherlands does not occur in this list of top users, according to researchers, this could have to do with the fact that Cannabis is freely available to those 18 years and older in the Netherlands. The report also showed that the prices have been stable or dropped since 1996. With Spain being the cheapest and Norway being the most expensive when it concerns retail prices. The highest concentration of THC (Tetra-Hydro-Cannabinol) - the active ingredient in cannabis - seems to be in the Netherlands at a little over 20%. Portugal and Italy scrape the bottom of the bag at less than three percent.

The report shows a quite divergent regulatory landscape in the EU, with decriminalization trends in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg but toughening regulations in Denmark, Italy and surprisingly, the big example, the Netherlands.

source: freeamsterdam.nl

Share Link:
Bookmark Google Yahoo MyWeb Del.icio.us Digg Facebook Myspace Reddit Ma.gnolia Technorati Stumble Upon
 

Marijuana Video Bar

Loading...

Random Hemp Image

Who's Online

We have 15 guests online

MarijuanaExpo.com Feed

Friends Of Cannabis


Did You Know?

William Randolph Hearst and Harry Anslinger were supported by Dupont chemical company and various pharmaceutical companies in the effort to outlaw cannabis in the late 1930's?