Portugal is Europe’s second largest cannabis consumer, EU study finds

Portugal is Europe’s second largest cannabis consumer behind Spain. This was one of the findings of the 2021 ‘European Drug Report – Trends and Developments’ carried out by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Data shows that 2.97% of Portugal’s adult population uses cannabis on an almost daily basis, not much less than Spain’s 3.97%. In other words, this means around three in every 100 Portuguese adults use cannabis at least 20 times a month, Jornal de Notícias says.

The percentage is even higher in the case of Portuguese citizens aged 15 to 34 (4.16%), the paper adds.

Meanwhile, general population surveys indicate around 1.8 % of adults aged 15-64 in the European Union are daily or almost daily cannabis users, using the drug on 20 days or more in the last month, most of whom (61 %) are under 35.

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michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com