• Kyodo News


A government survey indicates that the percentage of people 15 and older who have smoked marijuana increased 2.6-fold between 1995 and 2005, although the overall rate remains relatively low.

Cannabis users formed 1.3 percent of all respondents in a 2005 survey on drug use by the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, up from 0.5 percent in a previous survey in 1995.

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