As the United States grapples with the ongoing debate over the legalization of marijuana (both medicinal and recreational), the question has been asked just where we rank on the world scale of wacky weed users.
So we turned to our friends at the Statistic Brain Research Institute once again to find out just how mellowed out we are as a nation.
Turns out they were a bit of a buzzkill, as Americans don’t even finish in the top 10. Nope, as a nation, we rank 12th on the list (likely due to The Grateful Dead finally retiring, but that’s just our opinion and not actually supported by any statistical analysis).
So, which country gets the Golden Bud Award? That would be Papua New Guinea, where 29.5 percent of residents toke up on a regular basis.
Here’s the top 10 countries, with percentage of users:
Papua New Guinea (29.5 %)
Palau (24.2 %)
Northern Mariana Islands
Ghana (21.5 %)
Guam (18.4 %)
Sierra Leone (16.1 %)
Czech Republic (15.2 %)
Andorra (14.6 %)
Italy (14.6 %)
New Zealand (14.6 %)
And just in case you’re curious, the United States only has 13.7% of regular smokers. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. Or not, as the case may be.