Marijuana in Utah

in Substance Abuse

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the state of Utah stated that over 78,000 marijuana plants were eradicated around the state in 2011. A large portion of the marijuana is grown on remote public lands such as forests and mountains.

In total, the black market marijuana trade in Utah is estimated to generate between $500 Million to $1 Billion a year in revenue.

(Weed prices by country.)

Source:  Jed Boal, “Marijuana growers still a big problem in Utah,” KSL, March 20. 2012.

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