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21% of the Cameroonian population have already tried a hard drug, with cannabis atop the list (CNLD)

21% of the Cameroonian population have already tried a hard drug, with cannabis atop the list (CNLD)
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(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroon’s Anti-drug National Committee (CNLD) released statistics on narcotic consumption in the country, showing that 21% of the population have already tried a hard drug. 10%  are frequent consumers including 60% young people aged 20-25.

Most demanded products include cannabis (58.54%), which is very often associated with tobacco, tramadol (44.62%) and cocaine (12.10%). Traditional makeshift preparations account for 7.59%, while solvents and heroin account for 7.36% and 5.70%, respectively.

CNLD said that more than 12,000 young people under 15 also consume narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. “Cameroon, once considered by the United Nations as a transit country, is currently a country of destination for drugs, with regards to numerous seizures of cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and psychotropic drugs registered in recent years,”   the CNLD mentioned.

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