Czechs still lead EU statistics in the use of soft drugs

Czechs still lead EU statistics in the use of soft drugs, such as marihuana and ecstasy, according to a report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Forty-four percent of Czechs under twenty-four say they have used marihuana, compared to the EU average of 30 percent, and fifteen percent say they have used ecstasy, where the EU average in 6 percent only. One positive aspect highlighted in the report is that the Czech Republic is one of the few EU countries in which drug-related crime has decreased.