There are an estimated 300,000 people in Costa Rica between the ages of 13 to 35 who consume synthetic drugs such as ecstasy. 2 percent of students stated that they have tried ecstasy at least once in their life. According to officials, a single ecstasy pill costs between $11 to $19 on the black market,… Continue reading Ecstasy Market in Costa Rica
In January 2012, police in Toronto, Canada were reporting that the price of an ecstasy tablet sold in nightclubs in Toronto was selling for #$15. In 2010, the price for an ecstasy tablet in Toronto was reported to be $40. The cost to make a single ecstasy tablet is about 50 cents.
Roughly 15 percent of all students in the Canadian province of British Colombia has tried ecstasy by the time they turn 18.
Of the 15 million ecstasy tablets seized in 2010 in the United States, 4 million tablets were seized on the norther border with Canada, double the 2 million tablets that were seized in 2006. Between 2006 and 2010, between 10 to 24 people died each year due to overdosing on ecstasy.
In 2010, the average price of ecstasy in Auckland, New Zealand was $34 per pill (41 New Zealand Dollar0, down from the average price of $41 (50 New Zealand Dollar) in 2009.
1.4 percent of the entire population of the United States used ecstasy at least once in their lifetime.
In 2009, law enforcement in Canada busted 12 ecstasy labs and seized close to half a metric ton of ecstasy.
Between 2008 and 2010, teenagers in the United States who have used marijuana within the past year increased from 32 percent to 39 percent. Teenagers who used ecstasy within the past year between 2008 and 2010 also increased from 6 percent to 10 percent.
Emergency room visits in the United States involving Ecstasy increased by 75 percent between 2004 and 2008. 17,865 visits to the ER due to ecstasy was reported in 2008, up from the 10,2220 reported in 2004. Almost 70 percent of the admissions invovled people in the 18-29 age bracket. 17.9 percent invovled people between the ages of 12-17.
Drug trafficking on the border between Canada and the United States lead to US authorities seizing 3,423 kilo of marijuana in 2009, a 22 percent increase from the 2,792 kilos of marijuana seized in 2007. Ecstasy seizures was also up from previous years, with 2,167,238 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2009, up 6 times from the 312,389 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2004.