Regional cannabis use in Belgium 2001-2018

The steady rise of cannabis use in Belgium from 2001 to 2018 went hand in hand with a steady rise of use in Belgium's three regions. With almost a third of people having used cannabis at least once in their lifetime, the Brussels-Capital Region housed the highest number of cannabis users in 2018.

Meanwhile, Flanders and Wallonia shared similar figures. However, Wallonia who started with the least users in 2001, surpassed Flanders in 2013. In 2018, whilst Wallonia registered 22 percent of users, Flanders closely followed with 21,8 percent of users. Nonetheless, these figures related to people having consumed cannabis at least once in their lifetime and do not provide information on the frequency of this use.

Share of Belgians who consumed cannabis at least once in their life from 2001 to 2018, by region

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Age group

15-64 years

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