Illegal Drug Users in Europe in 2009

According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the following figures represent the number of users of illegal drugs in Europe as of 2009.
* 22.5 million people used a cannabis product such as marijuana in the European Union in 2008.
* 2 million people used amphetamines in the EU in 2008.
* 4 million people used cocaine in the EU in 2008.
* 1.4 million people used opiate products such as heroin in 2007 (last available year)

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Deforestation in Colombia From Drug Producers

Black market cocaine cultivation in Colombia has lead to the loss of 2.2 million hectares of tropical forests in the country. For each hectares of cocaine that is grown, three hectares of forests is illegally logged and clear. For each gram of cocaine consumed, four square meters of the rain forest in Colombia was illegally logged and destroyed.

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