Plants Seized in California by Federal Agents in 2010

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, seizures of marijuana in the State of California in 2010 accounted for over 70 percent of the nation-wide seizures. Authorities seized 188,297 marijuana plants in 2010 from 791 homes that were growing the plant indoors. Back in 2005, police seized 107,047 marijuana plants at 572 indoor growing homes.

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How Often US Teens Smoke Marijuana

A 2012 report by the Partnership at Drug Free.org stated that 1.5 million teenagers in the United States smoked marijuana at least 20 times or more every month. The number of teens using marijuana increased by 80 percent from the organization’s previous report in 2008. 10 percent of teenagers also reported to using prescription pain reliever drugs, down from the 14 percent usage rate in 2010.

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Potential Tax Revenue if Drugs Were legalized in Australia

An estimated $6.1 Billion (6 Billion Australian Dollars) would be generated in tax revenue for the Government of Australia if illegal drugs were legalized, according to an opinion piece in The Australian. From marijuana alone, the potential tax revenue for the Australian government would be $618 Million (600 Million Australian Dollars) a year.

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Poison Control Center Calls Regarding Synthetic Marijuana in 2011

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported receiving 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana in 2011, more than double the amount of calls centers across the country received in 2010. A November 2011 report found that one in nine high schools students reported to getting high off of synthetic marijuana, second only to traditional marijuana.

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