The 5 “Highest” Countries In The World [MARIJUANA]
According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, almost half the populates of some countries have toked up at some point in their lives, whether it’s legal or not to do so. Let’s take a trip across the globe to see which countries weigh in with the greatest stashes of pot smokers.
Approximately 30.6 percent of France’s inhabitants have used weed in addition to their fancy Pastis to get their buzz. Some foreigners only have the Moulin Rouge film version of France and its depiction of a liberal, revolutionary Paris to go by when forming an opinion about this nation. However, this depiction is hardly the case. Possession, cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana are all illegal in France.
Despite its small size, the people living on these small European islands chart in at 36.5 percent for marijuana use among the population. The descendants of Vikings may have had epic ancestors, but their marijuana legislation is not quite as free-spirited as their ocean-roving heroes. Possession is illegal, as well as other cannabis-related activities.
3. New Zealand
About 41.9 percent of these south-western Pacific islanders have experienced reefer madness. Their legislation does not share the same elation, though. Cultivation, possession and the sale of cannabis is illegal here. Starting to notice a trend yet?
2. United States of America
We’re #2! USA! USA USA! We blaze only slightly more than New Zealand percentage-wise. However, at 42.4 percent, the number of stateside individuals who have given marijuana a chance is more significant, given the United States’ 70-fold greater population compared to New Zealand’s (USA=311,540,000 vs. New Zealand=4,400,000). The laws for each state regarding marijuana differ by varying amounts; 15 states have decriminalized cannabis, and even more allow it to be used as a medical treatment.
A whopping 44.5 percent of Canadians have used marijuana in their lifetimes. Marijuana is not completely legal in Canada, as laws have decriminalized its use for medical purposes but are unclear when it comes to recreational use. It’s aboot time for marijuana to become legal, eh?
These statistics show while the substance remains illegal for the most part on an international scale for possession, as well as sale and distribution, the global marijuana community is large, even if it’s not in charge.
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