Drugs delivered faster than pizza, Global Drugs survey reveals

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10th May 2018 13:16 - Central Government

Drugs delivered faster than pizza, Global Drugs survey reveals: An international survey into recreational drug use has found cocaine is delivered more quickly than a pizza in England and Scotland.
 
The survey polled 130,000 respondents, from 44 countries around the globe to learn more about drug use and the impact of drugs on health. It found drug users in Scotland used more cocaine in a single session than anywhere else in the world, with England not far behind. 
 
The poll also shed light on the length of time it takes to gets drugs delivered around the world with 36.8% of the 1,000 users surveyed in England saying they could get their order within 30 minutes. In Scotland, 37,4% of the 500 users polled could get cocaine delivered in half an hour, which places the countries in fifth and six positions in the world rankings. Globally, the figure stands at 30.3% - based on the 15,000 users polled, revealing a similar trend around the world. 
 
Faster than pizza delivery
 
The survey revealed just 12.2% of people surveyed in England could get a takeaway pizza delivered to their door in 30 minutes. In Scotland, that figure was 19.8%, while globally, only 16.5% of cocaine users said a pizza would arrive within half an hour.
 
Professor Alex Stevens, a criminologist at the University of Kent said the survey reveals the extent of the problem in England and Scotland.
 
He told Kent Online:"This report shows again that the Government's ambition to create a 'society free of drugs' is completely unrealistic.”
 
"It's time the Government followed the advice of countless expert groups and select committees and carried out a fundamental review of our drug laws," he added. 


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