According to criminal justice programs, people in Australia and New Zealand consume more cocaine and marijuana at a higher rate than any other country in the world. Between 9.1 and 14.6 percent of the population in the two countries use cannabis, compared to the global usage rate of 2.6 to 5.0 percent.
In New Zealand, the black market in marijuana generates $98 Million back in 2002.
The drug trade in Australia is estimated to be worth $5.5 Billion.
Source: Paul Toohey, “Aussies the biggest recreational drug users in the world – report,” Herald Sun, June 27, 2012.