Canadians do cocaine and “totally” trust their dealers more than most other countries, according to a giant new report on global drug use.
We’re ranked as being one of the happiest countries, one of the most beautiful countries and even one of the best countries in the world for mental health and The Global Drug Survey of 2019 just announced that Canada is ranked first in the word for using the most cocaine.
Dr. Adam Winstock and his team polled more than 130,000 people across 36 countries about their drug usage and the results about Canada ae pretty staggering.
Canada had the first-highest median number of days with 10 — which is almost once a month and close to double the global answer of six days a year. Canadians reported using half a gram of cocaine, which matches the average worldwide.
“It’s not a surprise,” said Susan Bondy, an associate professor at the University of Toronto. “We sit high for drug and alcohol use in a lot of these studies.”
Scotland ranked number one for cocaine use at 12 days a year, and Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and England tied Canada for second place.
That’s because Canada has cheapest cocaine in the world, which might explain why so many of the people surveyed are using it.
It costs about $85 per gram here compared to the global average of $120.
Not only that, but the survey found that Canadians are one of the countries that ‘totally’ trusts their drug dealers the most. In this report, it outlines that just under 70 percent of Canadian drug users have trust in their dealer and believe that their dealer would never become violent.
Cocaine use isn’t Canada’s only high ranking, either. The study also says that Canada is ranked second in the world for using a new psychoactive substance (NPS).
NPS is a dangerous drug which often has inconsistent composition and can be very potent. It comes with a variety of risks and has even been responsible for deaths within Canada. The drug is often seen as a ‘copycat’ drug and takes on the form of drugs like party pills and synthetic cannabis. It primarly takes a form of a powder or pill and is known to cause hallucinations.
The report discovered that 12 percent of Canadians have used NPS, which is much higher than the global average of 4.3 percent.
In some good news, the report states that Canada is handling legal cannabis well and is the only country that is mandating health warnings for cannabis.