Ketamine in wastewater rises by 77% in Barcelona

Ketamine in wastewater rises by 77% in Barcelona

(ACN) Presence of ketamine in wastewater in Barcelona has increased 77% in 2023, according to the latest data published by the European Observatory on Drugs and Addiction, on Wednesday. This figure comes after the Catalan capital in 2022 was the European city most detected by this substance in sewers. The study also indicates that in Barcelona detectionMDMA drugan increase of 20% over the previous year.

Cannabis, the most widely consumed drug in Europe

he Hemp It is an illegal drug Most consumed in EuropeWith an estimated 22.6 million consumers last year, according to the same authority. Surveys on cannabis use indicate that around 8% of European citizens aged 15 to 64 years have used cannabis in the past year.

In case HempBarcelona is the Catalan city in which the most traces of this drug appear in its wastewater, and which at the same time still occupies Third place in the classification of European cities, Behind Rotterdam and Basel.

Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain lead the way in cocaine consumption

An analysis of wastewater in 100 European cities indicates that Cocaine use It remains higher in the west and south of the continent, especially in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain. While levels are lower, there is also an upward trend in MDMA consumption in Europe, especially in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

Methamphetamine use is “generally low and historically concentrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” but is also present in Belgium, East Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey.

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