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Icelanders are among the biggest users of cannabis in the world

According to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Icelanders are one of the world’s biggest users of cannabis, with over 8% of Icelanders using the drug.

According to Þórarinn Tyrfingsson, director of Vogur drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre he warns of taking such international comparison literally. “It does however tell us that we are at least using similar amounts to cannabis to other countries.

“We only have official documentation of cannabis users who seek help for addiction,” says Arnar Jan Jónsson, doctor and one of the directors of a society in Iceland which aims to educate the public about the effects of cannabis and have set up the website cannabis.is.

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