The map that shows where British people smoke the most weed

Louis Dor
Thursday 28 July 2016 12:10

It seems that the West Country is the cannabis capital of England and Wales.

Newly released findings from the 2015/16 government Crime Survey for England and Wales have found that 8.2 per cent of people in the South West have reported using marijuana in the past year

Picture: Carto/Louis Doré

London comes second with 7.2 per cent reporting, and the North West is a close third on 7.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, the capital takes the crown for cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine.

The latest survey found that 6.5 per cent of 16-59 year olds had used cannabis in the past year, while one in 12 had used an illicit drug.

Among 16-24 year olds this number was one in five.

Among cannabis users aged 16-59, 37 per cent were classed as frequent users.

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