Marijuana Smoking by Employes in the United States

In a study conducted by Quest Diagnostics, less than 2 percent of workers in the United States tested positive for marijuana use through workplace drug testing. Back in 2002, just under 3 percent tested positive for marijuana. The fall in workers testing positive stands in contrast to the numbers of Americans who use marijuana. According… Continue reading Marijuana Smoking by Employes in the United States

Cost to Buy Nyaope in South Africa

Nyaope, or Whoonga, is a street drug that is popular in South Africa. The drug is made up of various products, such as marijuana, low-grade heroin, rat poison and HIV-antiretrovirals. The drug is sold on the black market for $30 (30 South African Rand). Public health programs in South Africa  started noticing  incidents of the… Continue reading Cost to Buy Nyaope in South Africa

Illegal Marijuana Plantations in Sequoia National Forest

According to a marijuana eradication task force in Fresno County, officials has identified over 500 illegal marijuana plantations growing in the Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon in Central California in the first 10 months of 2013. Security officials seized nearly 2,400 marijuana plants, over double the number of plants seized in all of 2012.… Continue reading Illegal Marijuana Plantations in Sequoia National Forest

Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

In a study of global commercial truck drivers, nearly half of drivers tested postive to using alcohol when driving, and 30 percent used amphetamines to stay awake during long trips. The study conducted by the Universidada Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that the number of users varied widely by country. In Brazil, 91 percent… Continue reading Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

Baby Boomers Receiving Drug Treatment in Australia

Statistics from the Australian Institute for Health, Welfare, Alcohol and other drug treatment services show that there has been an increase in the number of Australians over the age of 50 entering drug addition treatment programs. Between the time span of 2004 to 2012, the rate of Australians over 50 receiving drug treatment for cocaine… Continue reading Baby Boomers Receiving Drug Treatment in Australia

Marijuana in Mexico City

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

Drug Purity Increases While Price Declined in the US

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

Medical Marijuana Users in Canada in 2013

As of September 2013, Health Canada reported that there were 37,359 patients who had medical marijuana licenses in Canada. Back in 2002, there were 477 licenses. 4,200 marijuana growers are authorized to produce marijuana. Each grower is only allowed to produce enough marijuana for two patients each. Under contract with Health Canada, the price for… Continue reading Medical Marijuana Users in Canada in 2013

Estimated Marijuana Consumption in Washington

In 2012, citizens in the US sate of Washington voted to legalize marijuana. In order to determine the amount of licenses needed to produce pot, state officials estimate that 80 million marijuana joints would be used each year.  The estimated number of users in the state is roughly calculated to be 650,000 adults. Thus, an… Continue reading Estimated Marijuana Consumption in Washington