National Drug Monitor 2019
In 2018, over a million adults in the Netherlands used cannabis in the past year. The use of cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine in the Netherlands remains well above the European average. Almost 1 in 3 users of sleeping pills and tranquilizers and almost half of the users of ADHD medicines do not (only) take these drugs on a doctor's prescription. In 2018, the number of reported dumping sites for chemical waste increased further. At the Public Prosecution Service, the number of cases related to hard drugs was for the first time greater than the number of soft drug related cases.