Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The United Nations claims Kiwis and Aussies are the biggest potheads in the world...

Kiwis, Aussies 'world's biggest potheads'
Kiwis, Aussies 'world's biggest potheads' -    UN claim...
New Zealanders and Australians are the biggest users of cannabis in the world, the United Nations says in its latest global report on drug use and trafficking.

The use of ecstasy is in decline, but cocaine use is on the rise and New Zealanders and Australians consume more marijuana per capita than any other country.
Altogether, annual use among New Zealanders and Australians for all drugs except for heroin “remain much higher than the global average”, said the report, published a short time ago in Vienna.
The major destinations for cocaine traffickers continue to be in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, suggesting the Mexican drug cartels are continuing to make strong inroads into the Oceanic market.
The report states that cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance across the globe, with the highest prevalence of use among New Zealanders and Australians.
The report found between 9.1 percent and 14.6 per cent of people in Oceania used cannabis, the highest in the world.
The global average is only 2.6 per cent to five per cent.
In New Zealand the UN reported that a decrease in the use of "ecstasy" is reported to have been offset by the use of other substances mimicking its effects, including piperazines, cathinone and mephedrone.
Australia and New Zealand, together with North America and Europe, remain major markets for cocaine, with the latest data pointing to an increase in cocaine use.
"The UNODC also reported "new synthetic psychoactive substances" chemically engineered to remain outside international control are being increasingly used.
In 2010, UNODC said all regions, particularly Europe, North America and Oceania, reported the use of these substances "as an emerging trend".

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