canada smokes europe!

Received my update from the Economist on the hottest stories and there was something a bit interesting today...

Turns out there is alot of pot smoking going on in Europe. I learned "cannabis use in Europe remains high by historical standards, according to a new report on drug use from the EU's drug-monitoring arm. Around a quarter of all Europeans aged between 15 and 64, or some 72m people, have tried cannabis. The Dutch are not the keenest spliff smokers in Europe, despite lenient laws: the Danes, French and Britons are most likely to have puffed on a joint at some point in their lives. The highest levels of usage are reported among people between the ages of 15 and 24." I think that in Canada we might just smoke then in this category.
From what I hear, we smoke alot of pot, so I did some research. Turns out, I am right.

CBC reports from the UN, "Canadians use marijuana at four times the world average, making Canada the leader of the industrialized world in cannabis consumption, a recent United Nations report found.

The 2007 World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says that 16.8 per cent of Canadians aged 15 to 64 smoked marijuana or used another cannabis product in 2006. The world average is 3.8 per cent."

3 comments:

P said...

"From what I hear, we smoke alot of pot, so I did some research. Turns out, I am right."

:) My mind just lept to the assumption it was practical research. We'll all do our part on that front!

Casie, the Great said...

That we do!!

Representing Canadian Cannabis Culture!

dugg said...

we also probably grow more too- part of the reason the BC economy doesn't tank as quickly as others....
no wonder Canada is so much more chill than so many other places...
dmix