According to a drug policy reform group, the illegal marijuana market in Mexico City, Mexico was worth $30 Million as of 2013. The city was considering legalizing marijuana, which would make it the largest city in North America to legalize the use of marijuana. (Cost of marijuana by country.) Source: Ioan Grillo, “North America’s Largest… Continue reading Marijuana in Mexico City
According to data from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, between 1990 to 2007 the price of illegal drugs sold in the United States went down while the purity and potency of the drug went up. In a study released by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy in Canada, researchers found that law… Continue reading Drug Purity Increases While Price Declined in the US
23 states across the United States reported seizing marijuana in 2012 that was originally grown in Colorado, according to the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. A pound of medical-grade marijuana grown in Colorado is sold for around $1,500 in the state. If that marijuana is sold in the Eastern United States, where it… Continue reading Marijuana From Colorado Trafficked Around United States
Shopkeepers in the Pakistani town of Bara purchase kilograms of marijuana at prices between $530 to $690 (50,000 to 60,00 Pakistani Rupees). The price of a kilogram of marijuana increased in 2012 from the previous price of $200 (20,000 Rupees) due to violent conflicts between militants in the valley region.
Militants who set up checkpoints skim off $21 (2,00 Rupees) per kilogram of marijuana from smugglers. The smugglers themselves are able to make $52 (5,000 Rupees) per kilo, while the shopkeepers make $105 (10,000 Rupees) per kilogram of marijuana.
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.
During the 2011 fiscal year, the U.S. state of Colorado collected $5 Million in sales taxes from medical marijuana.Over 700 people are licensed to sell medical marijuana in Colorado. The state collected $8 Billion in total sales taxes during the fiscal year.
According to sheriffs in California, a single marijuana plant grown in California is sold for $4,000 to buyers out-of-state.
In 2010, state law enforcement officers in California removed 4.3 million marijuana plants growing out in the mountains and forests of the state.
The legal medical marijuana clinic in California that sell marijuana legally generate up to $1.3 Billion a year, which generates up to $105 Million in sales tax revenue for the state. Around 400,000 people in the state use medical marijuana on a daily basis.
The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy reported in 2009 that the average legal of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is around 10 percent in the U.S. and continually rising.