According to the Instagram poll Yachay Data, Chile is the third country in the world that consumes the most marijuana, considering only the adult population. This, despite its prohibition of cultivation for recreational use: legal consumption in the country is only allowed in the case of diseases such as epilepsy or rheumatoid pain.
The data to form the ranking- which was published at the beginning of November- were obtained thanks to the information of the year 2018 from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The survey showed that the percentage of adults who said they used marijuana in the last year worldwide is 15.1% and is only surpassed by Israel, with a 27% and the United States, with a 17%.
On the other hand, the report on Drug Use in the Americas 2019, prepared by the Organization of American States (OAS), Chile is the country with the highest rate of marijuana consumption in the Southern Cone of America.
This document indicates that “Chile stands out with a rate of marijuana consumption over the 30%, followed by Uruguay with a record of 15% and Argentina over 10% ", according to figures that include Latin America.
The country that leads the list worldwide, Israel, has announced a bill promoted by the government to legalize the use of recreational marijuana for those older than 21 years. In case of being approved, It would be in force nine months after the enactment of the law.
"The time has come to move on a new path and legalize cannabis in Israel", declared the Minister of Justice, Avi Nissenkorn, ensuring that it is a reform "important, comprehensive and responsible, which shows thatIsrael is not ignoring reality, rather it is moving in the direction of developed nations around the world“.
Source: Portales CNN / Rock & Pop