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Lifestyle > Cannabis use: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Of the top 10 countries for the number of people who have ever used cannabis, five are also in the top 10 for rating themselves as very happy and the top 10 for life satisfaction. None are in the top 10 for countries with people who rate themselves as not very or not at all happy. Six of the top dope-smoking countries are also in the top 10 for fruit juice consumption. Four of the top cannabis-using countries were in the top 10 for having attended a demonstration, and five were in the top 10 lists for joining a boycott and signing a petition.

DEFINITION: Percentage share of people who have used cannabis, generally including people 15 and above. Different nations have, however, focussed their studies on different age groups. United States and Netherlands: data for years 12 and above. Greece: Data for ages 12 to 64. Australia: data for ages 14 and above. United Kingdom: data for ages 16 to 59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Denmark and France: data for ages 18 to 69. Data for 1998 or 1999 in most cases. Germany, Poland, and Spain: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France and Ireland: data for 1995..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 New ZealandNew Zealand 22.23% 1999
2 AustraliaAustralia 17.93% 1999
3 United StatesUnited States 12.3% 1999
4 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 9% 1999
5 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 8.5% 1999
6 IrelandIreland 7.91% 1999
7 SpainSpain 7.58% 1999
8 CanadaCanada 7.41% 1999
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 6.02% 1999
9 NetherlandsNetherlands 5.24% 1999
10 BelgiumBelgium 5.01% 1999
11 FranceFrance 4.7% 1999
12 ItalyItaly 4.6% 1999
13 GreeceGreece 4.39% 1999
14 GermanyGermany 4.1% 1999
15 DenmarkDenmark 4.02% 1999
16 NorwayNorway 3.82% 1999
17 PortugalPortugal 3.68% 1999
18 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3.58% 1999
19 PolandPoland 3.38% 1999
20 AustriaAustria 3.01% 1999
21 FinlandFinland 2.49% 1999
22 LuxembourgLuxembourg 1.94% 1999
23 HungaryHungary 1.19% 1999
24 MexicoMexico 1.13% 1999
25 SwedenSweden 0.98% 1999
26 JapanJapan 0.05% 1999

Citation

"All countries compared for Lifestyle > Cannabis use", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Cannabis-use

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Of the top 10 countries for the number of people who have ever used cannabis, five are also in the top 10 for rating themselves as very happy and the top 10 for life satisfaction. None are in the top 10 for countries with people who rate themselves as not very or not at all happy. Six of the top dope-smoking countries are also in the top 10 for fruit juice consumption. Four of the top cannabis-using countries were in the top 10 for having attended a demonstration, and five were in the top 10 lists for joining a boycott and signing a petition.

Posted on 19 Apr 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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Stats for Denmark (2008)

Drenge= Boys 37.7% of asked
Piger= Girls 28.4% of asked
Alle= Everyone 33.1% of asked
Prøvet nogensinde= Tried ever ^
Aldrig prøvet= Never tried 66.9%
Within last month= Boys=21.9% Girls= 16.9%

http://netstof.dk/files/Grafik/Har_proevet_hash.jpg

Source:
http://www.cancer.dk/NR/rdonlyres/B80033B8-4431-4BC5-9DBF-E96AD145EA24/0/MULD2008.pdf

Posted on 19 Jan 2012

Anon (DK)

Anon (DK)

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Many people are questioning whether or not cannabis should be legalised in the UK. Cannabis can cause paranoia, restlessness, mood swings, hunger or even psychosis in large amounts. The main active ingredient in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabino (THC). This leads to arguments against cannabis being legalised in the UK. The plant contains more than 400 chemicals, including cannabidiolic acid, an antibiotic with similar properties to penicillin, but different chemical of the plant can be used for medicinal or recreational purposes.


SO DNT SMOKE !!!! END OF STORY !!!

Posted on 27 Mar 2011

You Don't Needf To Know

You Don't Needf To Know

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In response to One Thought - The statistics here are for OECD countries only. Afghanistan is not an OECD member-country. The figures here are based on official reports; however, it is known that there is inadequate surveillance of cannabis use in many countries.

Posted on 15 May 2005

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

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