Many teenagers in Bangkok liked to use marijuana, followed by amphetamines and weeds, according Abac Poll for Assumption University.
The poll’s recent study on drug abusers was conducted in Bangok involving people between 12 and 65 years old from 2,452 households from January 2 to 17, 2009.
43.6 per cent of the communities taking the survey said they rarely or never watched over narcotics in their areas, while 53.6 per cent said their communities had done little or nothing to prevent illicit drugs from spreading in their areas.
Out of 4,274,757 people, 593,314 tried using narcotics, excluding alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. Marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug, followed by amphetamines, weeds, methamphetamines, inhalants, love pills, heroine, opium, ketamines, and cocaine.
As for people aged between 12 and 24 years old, 23,981 smoked marijuana in the past 30 days. In addition, 22,226 took amphetamines, 18,168 took methamphetamines, 13,347 smoked weeds and 6,795 used inhalants.
Abac Poll director Noppadon Kannika said narcotics have reemerged after the Thaksin Shinawatra administration declared war on drugs.
He called on the coalition government led by the Democrat party to put this matter on the national agenda again.
Forgetting for a moment that the last time that someone declared a war on drugs 2275 people died in three months, what the hell are the weeds that these kids are smoking?