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Cannabis use increased due to legalization and blockade of COVID-U.N. Report

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Vienna — Place Cannabis Although normal use appears to have increased, including in the US states that have legalized it, the blockade of COVID has had a similar effect, increasing the risk of depression and suicide, a UN report said Monday. rice field.

Cannabis has long been the most widely used drug in the world and its use is increasing, but cannabis on the market has a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, UN drug. It is getting stronger in terms of the crime office (UNODC). ) Said in its annual World Drug Report.

Various US states have legalized the non-medical use of cannabis, starting in 2012 in Washington and Colorado. Uruguay was legalized in 2013, as was Canada in 2018. The report focused on these three countries.

"The legalization of cannabis seems to have accelerated the upward trend in reported daily use of drugs," said a report from the Vienna-based UNODC.

The prevalence of cannabis use among teens is "not much different," but "frequent use of high-efficiency products has been reported among young adults." rice field.

"The proportion of people with mental illness and suicide associated with regular cannabis use has increased."

According to the report, heroines over the past year of 2020 , Cocaine, amphetamine, ecstasy and other drugs have been used by approximately 284 million people, or 5.6% of the world's population, and the latest data are available. Of these, 209 million used cannabis.

"The period of the blockade during the COVID-19 pandemic increased cannabis use in 2020," it said.

Cocaine production set a new record in 2020, adding that sea transport is on the rise, and 2021 seizure data from two major markets in North America and Europe to Africa and Asia. Suggests expansion.

Opioids remain the most deadly drug, with fentanyl setting a new record for death from overdose in the United States. The provisional estimate for 2021 is 107,622. (Report by Francois Murphy, edited by Daniel Wallis)