Marijuana has made its way around the world. But which country consumes the most cannabis? According to data from the United Nations, Iceland consumed the most marijuana back in 2012. Approximately 18% of Iceland’s population was lighting up. The U.S. wasn’t far behind, at 15.3% of the population using marijuana. Where do the numbers stand today?
Today, the data is based on regular use in the past month. You’d think it would be the Netherlands, where it’s legal in Amsterdam. However, the Netherlands only has about 3% of its population using cannabis regularly. In comparison to the Netherlands, the United States has 35% of its population using weed. Spain is virtually tied with the US with more than 34% of its population smoking marijuana. France isn’t far behind at 33%, and Italy has 24% of its population lighting up.
So as it turns out, the US is the number one population regularly smoking pot. It’s even legal in Washington DC (as we all know). We think it’s time it becomes legal everywhere in America. Why? Because prohibition clearly isn’t working, and it’s been proven time and time again that marijuana has medical benefits and should be legally accessible.
In Nevada, medical marijuana has been legal since 2000, but it wasn’t easily accessible by patients until medical marijuana dispensaries opened just last year. Las Vegas ReLeaf dispensary was the first to open in the city of Las Vegas. It’s location just 500 feet from the Strip make it an easily accessible medical marijuana dispensary by locals and tourists alike.