Cannabis use in Wales UK

New figures show more than 1,550 people were referred for treatment for cannabis use in Wales in the last year.

Alcohol problems still amount to more than half of all substance misuse cases in Wales, according to Public Health Wales.

Heroin accounts for nearly a fifth of cases.

But is cannabis - just under 10% of cases - something we should still be worried about in Wales? 



Cannabis use peaks in the late teens and early 20s, and then declines with age, according to the Home Office's Crime Survey. 

The most recent crime survey suggests cannabis use has dropped in Wales, with 6.1% claiming to have taken the drug in the last year.

At a high point in 2003/04, this was 10%. 

Across England and Wales, 2.2 million are estimated to have taken cannabis in the last year....

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