Cannabis in the UK

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Statista dossier on cannabis in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on cannabis in the United Kingdom. The dossier includes information on the use of recreational marijuana, as well as data on law enforcement by the police and border force. Lastly, the dossier explores data on the potential economic benefits of legalization as well as survey data on the medicinal use of cannabis.

Table of contents

  • 1. Recreational use
    • Share of adults in the United Kingdom who have taken cannabis as of 2018, by age

    • Perceived harm of different recreational drugs in Great Britain 2018

    • Death from cannabis use in England and Wales 1993-2017

    • Cocaine and cannabis related deaths in England and Wales by gender 2017

    • Share of hospital stays for cannabinoid drug misuse in Scotland 2000-2017

    • Hospital stays for cannabinoid drug misuse in Scotland 2016/17, by age

  • 2. Enforcement
    • UK crime: Possession of drugs offences in England and Wales 2004-2018

    • Police drug seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2018 by region

    • Police class B drug seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006-2018

    • Police cannabis seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006-2018

    • Border Force cannabis seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006 to 2018

    • Police herbal cannabis seizure quantity in England and Wales (UK) 2006-2018

    • Police cannabis resin seizure quantity in England and Wales (UK) 2006 to 2018

    • Police cannabis plants seizure quantity in England and Wales (UK) 2006 to 2018

  • 3. Legalization & medicinal use
    • Support for the legalization of cannabis in the United Kingdom in 2018, by age

    • Price of cannabis per gram in the United Kingdom 2018, by scenario

    • Tax yield of legalized cannabis the United Kingdom 2018, by duty rate

    • Share of adults in the UK who intend to ask their doctor about medical cannabis 2018

    • Share of adults in the United Kingdom who would take cannabis medicine in 2018 by age

    • MP support for recreational marijuana use in the United Kingdom, by age 2016

    • MP support for recreational marijuana use in the United Kingdom, by country 2016

    • MP support for medical marijuana in the United Kingdom, by country 2016

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