Study finds pot use has doubled, but researchers more worried about booze

The number of Canadians who say they have used cannabis or injectable drugs in the past year has doubled in a decade, according to a major new survey.
But addiction specialists still see alcohol abuse as the greater problem. Data from the Canada Addiction Survey, the most comprehensive addictions survey ever done in Canada, present a disturbing picture of a society increasingly dependent on mood-altering substances.
Fourteen per cent of respondents said they had used cannabis in the last year, up from 7.4 per cent in 1994. About a third said they had failed to control their cannabis use.
Health |