A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent found that more high school students in the United States smoked marijuana than cigarettes.
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.
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.
85 percent of all marijuana grown and trafficked in the Canadian province of British Columbia is controlled by organized crime groups. The marijuana trade in BC generates up to $7.1 Billion (7 Billion Canadian).
Law enforcement agencies in Sri Lanka arrested 22,691 people for marijuana-related crimes between January and October 2011. An addition 11,787…
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.
2.1 percent of the population in the Philippines uses Shabu, a form of methamphetamine, according to the US State Department. Consumption of…
According to the head of the Federal Drug Control Service in Russia, heroin is a $6 Billion black market and the largest illegal drug traded in the country. Marijuana has a market worth $1.5 Billion in Russia, and desomorphine (commonly known as Krokodil), is a $100 Million market in Russia.
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.
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.