High Times: Do you know which countries produce the most coke heads? Did you know Europeans are the drunkest drunks on the planet? How about the fact that there’s possibly enough smokers in eastern Europe and Russia to help speed up global warming?
With all jokes aside, there’s a new exhibition called High Society on display at the Wellcome Center in London. According to their website, this exhibition “explores the paths by which drugs are discovered…and how they came to be simultaneously fetishised and demonised in today’s culture”.
On display at High Society is the above illustration by David McCandless and Joe Swainson. They have documented in colorful world maps which top 8 countries like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, meth, cigarettes and alcohol the most. Below are the results and click here to see the actual illustrations for each drug user:
Coke Heads: Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Panama, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
Stoners: Australia, Canada, Ghana, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Zambia
Smack Heads: Afghanistan, Estonia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, United Kingdom
Ravers: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, United States of America, United Kingdom
Speed Freaks: Australia, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom
Smokers: Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Croatia, Greece, Russia, Spain, Ukraine
Drunks: Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom