Cannabis use has risen with legalization and COVID lockdowns -U.N. report

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By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) – Places including U.S. states that have legalized cannabis appear to have increased its regular use, while COVID lockdowns had a similar effect, raising the risk of depression and suicide, a U.N. report said on Monday. Cannabis has long been the world’s most widely used drug and that use is increasing while the cannabis on the market is getting stronger in terms of its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in its annual World Drug Report. Various U.S. states have legalized non-medical use of cannabis, …

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