Marijuana Raids Conducted By the DEA

in Substance Abuse

In 2010, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration conducted raids targeting marijuana operations at 2,272 sites. In these raids, the DEA arrested 1.591 people confiscated 59,928 pounds of marijuana, and pulled 7.4 million marijuana plants.

In 2012, the DEA conducted raids at 1,784 sites and pulled 2.08 marijuana plants. However, they arrested 2,045 people and confiscated 64,920 pounds of pot.

(Pot prices by country.)

Source:  Robin Wilkey, “DEA Marijuana Raids Plummet, But Not For The Reason You Might Think,” Huffington Post, September 18, 2013.

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