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Number of cannabis users in Sweden hits all-time high

Cannabis seized by Swedish customs officers. Photo: Christine Olsson / TT

Published: 17.Aug.2018 09:23 hrs

The proportion of adults in Sweden who regularly use cannabis is increasing, according to a new study published on Friday.

The proportion of Sweden's adult population who used the drug in the previous 12 months rose from 2.5 percent in 2013 to 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the study carried out by the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Centralförbundet för alkohol- och narkotikaupplysning, also called CAN).

Researchers behind the study described this as "quite a large increase", and the figure for 2017 represented the highest proportion of cannabis users ever recorded in Sweden.

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