Prevalence of Cannabis Use in Denmark

"Results from the population surveys among the 16-44-year-olds made in 1994, 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2010 show increases in the experimental use of cannabis up until 2000, and from then on remain on a fairly stable level up until 2010, cf. table 2.2.1. Among both men and women, the current use of cannabis is highest among the young population (16 – 24 years) and then tapers off by increasing age (cf. table 2.2.2 of the annex).
"As the above table indicates, the current use of cannabis stagnated from 2000 to 2010 (cannabis used within the last year). Although there seems to be a drop from 2005-2010 in the proportion of those who have tried cannabis ever, the figures indicate that the trend has stabilized, as the "current use" is considered the most reliable target for the prevalence."


Sundhedsstyrelsen (National Board of Health), "2012 National Report (2011 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Denmark: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues," (Copenhagen, Denmark: Sundhedsstyrelsen, Nov. 2012), p. 14.