Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

According to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board, over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana is seized by United States security agents along the US / Mexico border each year. The marijuana seized by US customs represented 94 percent of all marijuana seized around the world in 2013. Back in 2010, law enforcement officials estimated… Continue reading Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

Economic Impact of Drugs and Prostitution in the Netherlands

Government officials in the Netherlands reported that the legalized trade of drugs and prostitution in Amsterdam and across the country contributes $3.4 Billion (€2.5 Billion) to the national economy. The two industries contribute to 0.4 percent of the Netherlands GDP. Statistics Netherlands stated that most of the consumption of the services is domestic and takes… Continue reading Economic Impact of Drugs and Prostitution in the Netherlands

Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

According to intelligence by the United States, there are about 37,066 acres of fields in Jamaica that are growing marijuana, or ganja, in the country. 66 percent of Jamaicans have stated in surveys that they have smoked marijuana, and 85 percent favor medical marijuana. Despite wide-spread belief about ganja, marijuana is technically illegal in Jamaica.… Continue reading Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

According to a 2014 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), over 80 million people living in Europe are estimated to have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives. The number of people who have tried an illegal drug represents about a quarter of the adult population… Continue reading Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

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

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

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

More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

In early 2014, federal security administrators reported that more heroin grown and produced in Mexico was entering the United States. Officials stated that this was occurring due to the decrease in marijuana that was being sold by Mexican traffickers. Based on intelligence and media interviews, the wholesale price of marijuana sold in Mexico has dropped… Continue reading More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

Price of Illegal Drugs for Sale in Ireland

According to a former heroin abuser in Ireland, the following information is the street prices of illegal drugs available for sale on the black market of Ireland. Cocaine:  High quality cocaine sold for €100 ($138) per gram. Ecstasy: €5 ($6.93) per tablet, or 10 ecstasy tablets for €40 ($55). Heroin: A bag of heroin that… Continue reading Price of Illegal Drugs for Sale in Ireland

Marijuana Trafficking and Growing in Stockholm

Previously, a reader submitted information about the price of marijuana in Stockholm, Sweden. In that data post, the reader explained the price structure of the marijuana market in Stockholm. In a follow up submission, more information about the marijuana trafficking and growing operations that takes place in Sweden. According to our reader, Swedish marijuana is… Continue reading Marijuana Trafficking and Growing in Stockholm