Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

In the fiscal year 2013, the United States Federal Government spent $320 Million on drug addiction research, according to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The amount of federal spending was down 20 percent when compared to the inflation adjusted amount of $402 Million in 2010. When adjusted for inflation, the amount of federal spending… Continue reading Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

Number of Drug Arrests in Japan in 2013

Data released by the National Police Agency in Japan stated that 10,909 people were arrested in the country for various drug offenses in 2013. Of the total who were arrested, 2,206 people, or 20 percent, were people over the age of 50. According to security officials, the number of older suspects who are arrested for… Continue reading Number of Drug Arrests in Japan in 2013

Crystal Meth In Iran

A teenager who sells crystal meth in Tehran, Iran, told the media that he sells a gram of crystal meth for about $5. Buyers of meth in Iran include many students and middle-class workers. According to the dealer, meth is more expensive than heroin in Iran, and many young people in Iran see crystal meth… Continue reading Crystal Meth In Iran

Earnings for an Opium Grower in Egypt

A Bedouin who lives in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt has resorted to growing opium for drug traffickers in order to make a living. The man told the media that he previously provided camel tours to tourists. Before the uprising and revolution in Egypt in 2011, the man would see about 60 tourists each day.… Continue reading Earnings for an Opium Grower in Egypt

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Punjab, India

Roughly 40 percent of those between the ages of 15 to 25 years old in Indian state of Punjab is addicted to some form of narcotics, whether it be heroin addiction or alcohol addiction. 48 percent of the farmers and laborers in the state are also considered to be addicts. In the neighborhood of Amritsar,… Continue reading Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Punjab, India

Street Price of Marijuana in Saskatchewan, Canada

Based on user submitted data, the following is the street price of marijuana in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The prices are listed in Canadian dollars, with the units of gram listed as written when submitted. $10 to $20 for one gram. $15 to $20 for 1.75 grams (aka “teener”). $45 to $48 for 3.5… Continue reading Street Price of Marijuana in Saskatchewan, Canada

Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

The self proclaimed top drug dealer on the online black market website Silk Road plead guilty in US federal court in May 2014. Connelis Ja Slomp, aka “SuperTrips”, is a 23 year old man from the Netherlands made over $3 Million in revenue from selling drugs on Silk Road. According to court documents, the man… Continue reading Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

Marijuana Tax Collected in First Two Months in Colorado

Sate officials the US State of Colorado reported on the tax collected from the state’s legalized marijuana program. Marijuana smoking became legalized in the state at the start of 2014. In the time span of January and February 2014, the state of Colorado collected about $4.2 Million in sales and excise taxes on recreational marijuana.… Continue reading Marijuana Tax Collected in First Two Months in Colorado

Cocaine Seizures in Costa Rica in First Quarter 2014

Security agencies in Costa Rica reported seizing about 4.8 metric tons of cocaine along the countries Pacific Coast during the first 4 months of 2014. In all of 2013, security forces seized 18 metric tons of cocaine along the Pacific coast. (Additional facts about cocaine.) In addition to cocaine trafficking, the Public Security Ministry is… Continue reading Cocaine Seizures in Costa Rica in First Quarter 2014

Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013

Reports by criminal justice programs in Australia found that drug trafficking activities in the country were increasing and that the arrests and seizures for illegal drugs reached an all time high. In the Fiscal Year of 2012-2013, security personnel in Australia arrested 101,749 people for drug crimes. During the course of their investigations, police made… Continue reading Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013