Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Canadians Smoke More Pot Than Even Jamaicans!

Canadians use marijuana at four times the world average, making Canada the leader of the industrialized world in cannabis consumption. The 2007 World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says that 16.8% of Canadians aged 15 to 64 smoked marijuana in 2006, more than four times the world average of 3.8%. Canadians outsmoked Americans, and even outsmoked Jamaicans by more than 50%!


At 7/11/2007 10:31 AM, Blogger Bruce Charlton said...

Do you do requests?

I have floated the theory that extreme latitude countries (like the UK) might legalize marijuana as an alternative to binge drinking (which gets commoner as latitude increases).

The idea is that rational consumers who want to become intoxicated will (ceteris paribus) choose a safer drug (marijuana) over amore dangerous one (high dose alcohol).

Do you have any data on the relative amount of binge drinking in Canada, and whether it is (as I would predict) lower than would be expected from its latitude?

At 7/16/2007 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duh. Canadians ARE Jamaicans ... with money (and guns, and crime and ...).

Come visit Scenic Toronto!


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