Recently, a survey of approximately 26,000 citizens members of the European Union was made public. Before this study, it was believed that France was on the pedestal of cannabis consumers. However, according to the results of the study, the opposite was the case.
Now, on a scale of one to 10, fewer people have consumed a product containing a cannabis derivative in the last year. More than one person was asked if they had ever consumed cannabis and in what way they had done so. Following this question, the respondents stated that they had not consumed it in the last year or not at all. At the same time, a small portion explained that they had consumed it.
In this sense, other respondents explained that they had consumed it in another way, i.e. by heating the cannabis in electronic devices or vaporizers. On the other hand, others explained that they had consumed it with food or beverages.
In view of the above, when analyzing cannabis consumption in European countries, it is worth noting that one in 10 citizens reported having consumed products containing cannabis derivatives in the last year. Countries such as Ireland stand out, followed by Luxembourg (16%) and Latvia (14%), while respondents from Greece (1%) and Cyprus and Malta obtained 2%.
In this regard, Eurostat also conducted a sociological analysis of users where they found that men are more likely to use cannabis than women in the last twelve months. In addition, students, the unemployed and the self-employed are also more likely to use cannabis. On the other hand, in Spain, residents are among those who consume cannabis the most or have consumed it the most in the last year, exceeding up to 10%.
Taking into account these data highlights the fact that it was previously thought that the French were the largest consumers of cannabis, with Spain in second place. While at present France would be in the middle of cannabis consumption of the European community and Spain far from the place where Ireland is positioned.