Global Prevalence of Marijuana Use

"Worldwide, there were an estimated 192 million past-year users of cannabis in 2018, corresponding to 3.9 per cent of the global population aged 15–64. The past-year use of cannabis is substantially higher than the global average in North America (14.6 per cent), Australia and New Zealand (10.6 per cent) and West and Central Africa (9.3 per cent).

"In 2009, cannabis use was reported to be stabilizing or declining in countries with established cannabis markets, such as in Western and Central Europe, North America and Australia and New Zealand, but that trend was offset by increasing use in many countries in Africa and Asia.21 A decade later, cannabis use in Western and Central Europe has remained stable overall and has increased considerably in North America, Africa and Asia.22"


World Drug Report 2020 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.20.XI.6).