Statistics published by the Irish National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol (NACDA) in July show the typical cannabis user is more likely a winner.

Rates of lifetime cannabis use were highest among professionals and managers and those with third level education and lowest among those in semi-skilled and un-skilled jobs.

Research shows that levels of recent and current cannabis use increase with higher education.

Last year and last month prevalence rates are highest among students.

Lifetime rates are highest among those with third level education.

Rates are lowest among those who ceased education at 15 years or under and among those with primary level education only.