Cannabis use is increasing among young in France

The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT) and the National Prevention and Health Education Institute (INPE) released on Friday a report on the levels of use of illicit drugs in France in 2014. The the study shows that cannabis use among young people has increased.

34% of young men aged 18 to 25 surveyed say they have consumed cannabis at least once in 2014. In 2010 it was 29%. Among young women, although less likely to have used cannabis in the past year (23%), the change is even more significant (+6 points since 2010).

Regular use (at least 10 uses in the 30 days preceding the survey) also relates to 11% of young men aged 18 to 25 years and 6% of young women.


Increased supply

For the report, this increase in consumption is in "context of net increase in the supply of cannabis in France, including self-cultivation...

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