EMCDDAEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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EMCDDA makes first presentation before European Parliament public health committee
Cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit drug among the general population in Cyprus, with approximately one in 10 adults aged 15-64 years reporting cannabis use at least once during their lifetime, the Emcdda report noted.
"A reorganisation of the cocaine supply chain and the players involved is visible at the middle and retail level, with the emergence of fragmented, loose and more horizontal organisational structures," said the EMCDDA report.
Overall, the EMCDDA said that drug availability is high and, in some areas, appears to be increasing.
Cannabis is still the most widely used illicit drug in Europe, with around 1 percent of European adults using it on an almost daily basis, the EMCDDA found.
The EMCDDA says that scientists can estimate the quantity of cocaine used in a community by analysing levels of the drug found in the urine.
The conference was opened by CDP editor David Moore and EMCDDA Scientific Director Paul Griffiths.
Ambassador Lhuillier met with Wolfgang GAaAaAeA tz, EMCDDA director, and Ignac Vazquez Molini, principal officer for diplomatic relations, to discuss the latest issues on drugs within the European Union and around the world.
Commenting on the phenomenon, EMCDDA Director Wolfgang Gotz said: "This report clearly demonstrates that the early warning system plays an essential role in ensuring that the EU and the member states have access to state-of-the-art information on new psychoactive substances, including the harm they may cause.
EMCDDA Director Wolfgang Gotz maintained that the report, based on 2009 data, clearly shows the value of European drugs cooperation.