Cannabis use in the past 12 months in Europe between 2015 and 2017*, by country

Prevalence of cannabis use in the last year in Europe between 2015 and 2017*, by country

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Cannabis use in the past 12 months in Europe between 2015 and 2017*, by country France had the highest prevalence of cannabis use among adults in Europe between 2015 and 2017, with over eleven percent of the population consuming cannabis. This was followed by Italy with 10.5 percent of the population using cannabis, while only 1.5 percent of individuals in Hungary were consuming it during this time period.
Demographics of cannabis users in France

In France it is the younger age groups who have both a higher frequency of having tried cannabis at any point and daily use. With 27 percent of those aged between 18 and 25 years having consumed cannabis in the last twelve months as of a 2017 survey. While almost five percent in the same age group state they smoke cannabis every day.

Other drug use in the EU

Cannabis is by far the most used drug across the population of the European Union, with over a quarter using at some point in their lifetime. This is followed by cocaine which five percent have used in their life and then amphetamines with 3.6 percent of individuals having used.
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Prevalence of cannabis use in the last year in Europe between 2015 and 2017*, by country

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Share of population
France (2016)11.1%
Italy (2017)10.5%
Spain (2015)9.5%
Czech Republic (2016)9.5%
Netherlands (2016)8.4%
Croatia (2015)7.9%
Ireland (2015)7.7%
United Kingdom (2016)6.6%
Austria (2015)6.4%
Denmark (2017)6.4%
Germany (2015)6.1%
Portugal (2016)5.1%
Romania (2016)5.1%
Slovakia (2015)4.3%
Bulgaria (2016)4.2%
Latvia (2015)4.2%
Norway (2016)3.9%
Sweden (2016)3.4%
Greece (2015)2.8%
Lithuania (2016)2.7%
Cyprus (2016)2.2%
Hungary (2015)1.5%
Share of population
France (2016)11.1%
Italy (2017)10.5%
Spain (2015)9.5%
Czech Republic (2016)9.5%
Netherlands (2016)8.4%
Croatia (2015)7.9%
Ireland (2015)7.7%
United Kingdom (2016)6.6%
Austria (2015)6.4%
Denmark (2017)6.4%
Germany (2015)6.1%
Portugal (2016)5.1%
Romania (2016)5.1%
Slovakia (2015)4.3%
Bulgaria (2016)4.2%
Latvia (2015)4.2%
Norway (2016)3.9%
Sweden (2016)3.4%
Greece (2015)2.8%
Lithuania (2016)2.7%
Cyprus (2016)2.2%
Hungary (2015)1.5%
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
France had the highest prevalence of cannabis use among adults in Europe between 2015 and 2017, with over eleven percent of the population consuming cannabis. This was followed by Italy with 10.5 percent of the population using cannabis, while only 1.5 percent of individuals in Hungary were consuming it during this time period.
Demographics of cannabis users in France

In France it is the younger age groups who have both a higher frequency of having tried cannabis at any point and daily use. With 27 percent of those aged between 18 and 25 years having consumed cannabis in the last twelve months as of a 2017 survey. While almost five percent in the same age group state they smoke cannabis every day.

Other drug use in the EU

Cannabis is by far the most used drug across the population of the European Union, with over a quarter using at some point in their lifetime. This is followed by cocaine which five percent have used in their life and then amphetamines with 3.6 percent of individuals having used.
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