Prevalence of Cannabis Use In Ireland

"Lifetime cannabis use increased over the four years since the 2006/7 survey, but last-year use remained stable (Table 2.2.2). The proportion of adults who reported using cannabis at some point in their life increased from 21.9% in 2006/7 to 25.3% in 2010/11. The proportion of young adults who reported using cannabis in their lifetime also increased, from 28.6% in 2006/7 to 33.4% in 2010/11. The lifetime prevalence rate in 2010/11 was higher for men (33.2%) than for women (17.5%).
"The proportion of adults who reported using cannabis in the last year did not decrease significantly in 2010/11 (6.0%) when compared to 2006/7 (6.3%). The proportion of young adults who reported using cannabis in the last year remained reasonably stable over the last two survey periods. The proportion of adults who reported using cannabis in the last month remained stable also, at 2.8%."

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Irish Focal Point (2012) "2012 National Report (2011 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point." Ireland: new developments, trends and in-depth information on selected issues. Dublin: Health Research Board, p. 45.
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