NZ Herald 1 December 2015
A new drug map built on data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals New Zealand as one of the world’s highest cannabis consumers, and the highest country for drug rehabilitation.
Iran comes in at a close second for treatment, with opioids the drug of choice. It shows Iceland has the highest number of drug overdoses per population.
New Zealand ranks third for cannabis use after Iceland and the United States.
There’s a silver lining to the figures; according to the data New Zealand is the world leader for treatment over incarceration.