According to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Icelanders are one of the world's biggest users of cannabis, with over 8% of Icelanders using the drug.

According to Þórarinn Tyrfingsson, director of Vogur drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre he warns of taking such international comparison literally.

"It does however tell us that we are at least using similar amounts to cannabis to other countries. "We only have official documentation of cannabis users who seek help for addiction," says Arnar Jan Jónsson, doctor and one of the directors of a society in Iceland which aims to educate the public about the effects of cannabis and have set up the website cannabis.is.

Click here to read the complete article

IcelandMonitor.mbl.is ~

Recent News Articles

Tuesday January 28

New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill - Cannabis News

in Top Stories

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A New Hampshire House committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for…

1257 hits

Tuesday January 28

Cannabis can help save the bees: Cornell University - Cannabis News

in Science

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Hemp might prove more useful to bees than humans, and that’s saying a lot.

1473 hits

Tuesday January 28

Hotels Are Confused by Rise of Legal Marijuana: Opportunity or Liability? - Cannabis News

in Travel

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The legalization of marijuana in many states is becoming an increasingly perplexing challenge for one…

1471 hits

Tuesday January 28

British architects build a low-carbon home using hemp - Cannabis News

in CBD & Hemp

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The two-story Flat House was designed as a hemp-based construction prototype, with the intention of…

1377 hits

Wednesday January 29

Israel exports medical cannabis for first time - Cannabis News

in World News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Medical cannabis products were exported from Israel for the first time this week, one year…

1003 hits