New Zealand one of the world's top weed and ecstasy using countries


A drug map built from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) data reveals Kiwis are among the world's highest cannabis consumers, and the highest country for drug rehabilitation.

Statistics show Cannabis is the world's favourite drug and New Zealand ranks third for cannabis use after Iceland and the United States.

Reports say New Zealand has 14,392 people treated per 1 million, mainly for cannabis abuse, though the authors warn that issue is hard to quantify for the UNODC so numbers may be quite different.