The impact of COVID-19 and related measures on the use of cannabis in the Netherlands
Polls on social media suggested that certain groups of people in the Netherlands were using cannabis more and/or more frequently since the introduction of the coronavirus measures mid-March. Because of these signals, the Trimbos Institute designed a brief survey on cannabis and COVID-19 to investigate this in greater detail. The aim of the survey was to identify whether people who use cannabis in the Netherlands changed their consumption patterns after the introduction of the coronavirus measures mid-March 2020 and why they did so. In addition, the survey inquired about the availability and prices of hash and weed, as well as measures taken by users to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.