04/13/2013 05:37 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2013

Canadian Kids Smoke The Most Marijuana In The Western World, According To UNICEF Survey (PHOTOS)

Oh Canada, indeed.

A new study conducted by UNICEF on child well-being found that Canadian kids smoke more marijuana than kids from any other developed country.

UNICEF's "Report Card 11" found that Canada ranked first out of 29 countries for the percentage of youths who smoke pot. According to the findings, 28 percent of 11, 13, and 15-year-old Canadians surveyed said they had smoked marijuana at some point in the last year.

Notably, the study found that countries with more liberal drug laws had lower rates of youths who smoked marijuana than nations with stricter penalties. In the Netherlands, where the weed laws vary from city to city, the study found that 17.05 percent of kids smoked last year, and only 10.5 percent smoked in Portugal, where marijuana has been decriminalized.


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