Teenagers Netherlands and cannabis at least once in their life 1992-2017 by age group

This statistic displays the results of a survey of the share of teenagers in the Netherlands who used cannabis at least once in their life from 1992 to 2017, by age group. The survey results indicate that cannabis usage among 12 to 16 year olds in the Netherlands decreased steadily from 1996 onwards. In 1996, close to 20 percent of 12 to 16 year olds surveyed had used cannabis at least once before in their lives, whereas in 2017 this figure had decreased to roughly nine percent.

Share of teenagers in the Netherlands who used cannabis at least once in their life from 1992 to 2017, by age group

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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

1992 to 2017

Number of respondents

6,718 respondents

Age group

12-16 years

Special properties

Respondents in secondary level education.

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*The source indicates that the number of respondents varied from year to year and provides the following information regarding survey numbers: 2015 n=6714, 2017 n=6718. The source does not specify the number of respondents in the other surveys.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The results for have been weighted and are representative for 11 to 16 year olds.

The source does not provide any information regarding respondents aged 16-18 years in 2017.

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