Cannabis the most widely used drug globally, UN World Drug Report says

Marijuana was the most widely used drug around the world in 2017, with an estimated 188 million consumers that year, according to a new report from the United Nations.

The 2019 World Drug Report provides an overview of the international supply and demand of cannabis, as well as other drugs.

The data also underlines the challenges and opportunities facing governments and businesses looking to provide safe access to medical cannabis through regulated channels.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that approximately 3.8% of the global population between 15 and 64 years of age consumed marijuana at least once that year.

The overall number of annual cannabis users is estimated to have increased 30% in the past two decades, the UNODC report found.

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