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Ryan Hayes 12/8/10 Title: “Drug Usage in Europe” Narrative: Here is a map showing the percentage of lifetime marijuana use for students within their respective countries. Numbers are based off of a survey taken in 2007. The issue the survey has is that it does not consider a decent portion of the student population. Students can decide to lie because of fear of embarrassment. There is also a possibility that the survey did not cover rural areas within a country. The pattern is a core-periphery pattern with my core being the “blue banana”. The blue banana is a region of European employment and wealth. This region ranges from Northern Italy to England. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland have very low drug usage, due to the combination of their strong focus on healthcare, policies against producing and
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Unformatted text preview: smoking marijuana, and their strong GDPs. Estonia and Denmark have relatively high rates of marijuana users due to its less strict policies on drugs. Their northern Scandinavian neighbors visit these countries often because of these relaxed policies. United Kingdom is one of the first countries to use drugs. United Kingdom’s influence has spread to their immediate neighbors. Czech Republic has the highest percentage because they had no knowledge of drugs during Communism rule. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the doors were “opened” literally with drug trafficking from neighboring countries. Data Sources: The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, 2007. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2007....
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