In the Media

Quarter of 15-year-olds have tried cannabis

PUBLISHED June 6, 2005

Children are 10 times more likely to be using soft drugs than 20 years ago, a new survey has found.

Research suggests that more than a quarter of those aged 14 and 15 have tried cannabis. Six to seven per cent of children aged 12 to 13 had used the drug.
The figures also show a startling rise in the use of cannabis among younger schoolchildren.