According the Barometer of Health for 2016 just published by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drugs Users, cannabis holds a “predominant” position in drug use among both adults and adolescents.
In 2016, 17 million people between the ages of 11 and 64 admitted that they had smoked cannabis at least once over the course of the previous year.
Out of that 17 million, five million said they had smoked ‘occasionally’, while 1.4 million had smoked at least ten times per month.
French people are among the highest consumers of cannabis in Europe, with 700,000 people stating that they are daily uses.
Consummation is highest among about adolescent and adult males (28 percent between the ages of 18 and 25) with 21 percent of women in the same age group admitting they smoked.
The research also found that the cost of a gramme of cannabis has risen sharply since 2006 with a gram now