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U.S. Ranks #1 in Consumption of Pot, Cocaine, Smokes

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By Jordan Smith, Austin Chronicle

According to a new study released June 30 by the World Health Organization, the U.S. leads the world and -- just in time for the Olympics -- takes the gold for the use of tobacco, pot, and cocaine, far outpacing other countries, even the Netherlands, where drug laws are far less draconian. In the U.S., more than 42% in the study admit having used marijuana, and 16% admit having used cocaine -- a cocaine-use rate four times that of New Zealand, which ranked No. 2 out of 17 countries surveyed.

For this first cross-national drug-use study, WHO researchers surveyed more than 54,000 people in the Americas (the U.S., Mexico, and Colombia), Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Ukraine), the Middle East and Africa (Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, and South Africa), Asia (Japan and China), and Oceania (New Zealand), using a standardized methodology. While WHO researchers determined that drug use is more prevalent in wealthier countries, researchers determined that income does not have a "static" effect on drug use. Overall, researchers found the greatest involvement with all drugs by younger people and "remarkable similarity" across the countries surveyed in the "age of onset" of use. Typically, alcohol and tobacco use begins earliest (between 16 and 19 years of age), followed by pot use (around 18), and coke (typically between 21 and 24).


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Who wants to pitch in and get an 8-ball, a half ounce, and a keg to celebrate this Friday?

I got 5 on it :rofl: :rofl:

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maybe this is why our economy is a wreck.

...more pothead bashing.

:secret: it's ok, they won't feel a thing.

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We're Number One! We're Number One! :dance:

Technically, there's an error on this type of statistics. In fact, a major problem. With the population sample of 54,000, there's no way it's an indication of the drug economy.

74.9 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot :P

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