Source: New York Times
Date: 26 June 2008
One in five adults in Europe have used marijuana or related drugs like
hashish, the European Union’s drug agency said. In a 700-page report
on the use and abuse of cannabis, the European Monitoring Center for
Drugs and Drug Addiction, based in Lisbon, estimated that more than 13
million Europeans had used it in the past month.
The report aims to be an authoritative reference on scientific
research, legislation and policy issues associated with the drug in
Europe. It highlights legal disparities among member countries:
Portugal, for example, decriminalized cannabis use in 2000, while
Denmark and Italy toughened their laws.
The report also found a wide range of prices for a gram of cannabis,
from 1.4 euros in Spain ($2.19) to 21.5 euros ($33.68) in Norway.