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Green, Green Grass Of Home

by | 23rd, October 2003

‘SINCE we are moving ever closer to America, it’s high time we adopted that favoured Yankee cheer, ‘We’re number one!’.

Just say no

So pom-poms all round today as the Mail breaks the terrific news that we are number one – in smoking cannabis.

Come on, you can all do better than that. What d’yer mean you can’t be bothered and we’re freaking you out? This is news that needs to be celebrated with more than a bag of munchies.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs And Drugs Addiction has found that almost one in five 15 to 34-year-olds have taken cannabis in the past year.

Impressive – but we can do better. And the Mail says that, although we are taking more ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines than ever, we still lag behind some of our European kin.

Spain has the highest level of cocaine abuse, with 4.6 of the target demographic taking the stuff in the past 12 months.

And if you want to dance with your hands seemingly glued to your sides all weekend long, you should skip along to Ireland, where the locals take more E and speed per head that anywhere else in the EU.

But back to issues domestic, and the refreshing news for all those who bemoan the rise of drug culture, as alcohol is still the number one way for youngsters to get out their minds.

In second place in this narcotics league table is cannabis, while in third and rising fast is glue sniffing.

Figures for other drugs are available on application – if anyone can be bothered to find out.’

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