These are the 5 most popular illegal drugs in Europe and their market value 5 years ago

These are the 5 most popular illegal drugs in Europe and their market value

The EU Drug Markets Report has revealed the most popular drug on the continent.

Cannabis is the most widely-used illegal drug in Europe, accounting for 38 per cent of the entire drug market.

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According to the new report, Europeans spend at least £19 billion on illicit drugs each year, and cannabis accounts for around £7.4 billion of this overall total. According to the report, some 22 million adults in the EU have used it in the last year, and around 1 per cent of European adults use it on an almost daily basis, increasing the risk of health and social problems.

The amount of people that use heroin isn't far behind: it's the second most consumed drug with 28 per cent, and an estimated £5.4 billion spend.

This is followed by cocaine (£4.5 billion), amphetamines (£1.4 billion) and MDMA/ecstasy (£530 million).

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