Quick Stats

  • Children as young as 13 have been found involved in heroin abuse. According to statistics in 1999 heroin overdose has caused more deaths than traffic accidents.
  • Of approximately 1.2 million "sometime" heroin users in the US, about 208,000 use it habitually.
  • 1 out of 4 Americans between the age of 26 and 34 have used cocaine in their lifetime.
  • In 1988, about 300,000 infants were born addicted to cocaine.

Marijuana Statistics

Marijuana is the most used illegal drug in the United States. Nearly 69 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once.

Marijuana is California's largest cash crop.

Today's marijuana is 10 to 15 times stronger than it was in the 60's

Reaction time for motor skills, such as driving is reduced by 41% after smoking 1 joint and is reduced 63% after smoking 2 joints.

There have been over 7,000 published scientific and medical studies documenting the damage that marijuana poses. Not one study has shown marijuana to be safe.

Data has shown that people high on marijuana show the same lack of coordination on standard "drunk driver" tests as do people who have had to much to drink.

The daily use of 1 to 3 marijuana joints can produce the same lung damage and potential cancer risk as smoking five times as many cigarettes.

Marijuana is the second most common drug, after alcohol, present in the blood stream of non-fatally and fatally injured persons.

Among teens 12 to 17, the average age of first trying marijuana was 14 years old.

A yearly survey of students in grades 8 to 12 shows that 23% of 8th graders have tried marijuana at least once and by tenth grade, 21% are "current" users. Among 12th graders, nearly 50% have tried marijuana at least once, and about 24% were current users.

Marijuana is a complex material containing 421 chemicals, 60 of which are only found in marijuana

 

75% of drug-related criminal charges are connected to marijuana.

65% of people arrested for marijuana related crimes are for simple possession.

Approximately 50,000 Canadians are arrested each year for marijuana related crimes.

600,000 Canadians have a criminal record for simple possession of marijuana.

Estimates put the value of the marijuana industry to the British Columbia Economy at anywhere between $2 billion and $10 billion, making it one of British Colombia's top three industries.

Marijuana Trend Statistics Across the United States

Marijuana trends across the United States are indicators of the rate of Marijuana abuse, Marijuana addiction, domestic violence, and child abuse. The Marijuana trends for each state has a direct correlation to the amount of Marijuana seized by federal authorities. Below are the federal Marijuana seizures for each individual state. These statistics for each state's federal Marijuana seizures provides current information on which states have the largest Marijuana trafficing problem.

Alabama Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 332.6 kgs.

Arizona Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 218,877.8 kgs.

Arkansas Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,281.1 kgs.

California Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 217,626.2 kgs.

Colorado Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 455 kgs.

Connecticut Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 42.6 kgs.

Delaware Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 14.0 kgs.

Florida Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 30,185.4 kgs.

Georgia Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 5,283.9 kgs.

Idaho Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 0 kgs.

Illinois Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 30,185.4 kgs.

Indiana Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 391.8 kgs.

Iowa Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 199.9 kgs.

Kansas Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,539.4 kgs.

Kentucky Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 436.1 kgs.

Louisiana Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 4, 110.5 kgs.

Maine Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 21.3 kgs.

Maryland Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 118.0 kgs.

Massachusetts Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 862.0 kgs.

Michigan Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 3,571.1 kgs.

Minnesota Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 798.2 kgs.

Mississippi Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 1,143.3 kgs.

Missouri Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 8,739.9 kgs.

Montana Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana:136.4 kgs.

Nebraska Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 437.7 kgs.

Nevada Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 42.8 kgs.

New Hampshire Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 0 kgs.

New Jersey Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,196.8 kgs.

New Mexico Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 52,018.0 kgs.

New York Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,658.0 kgs.

North Carolina Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 3,826.8 kgs.

North Dakota Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2.4 kgs.

Ohio Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,440.9 kgs.

Oklahoma Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2,861.4 kgs.

Oregon Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 125.0 kgs.

Pennsylvania Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 377.3 kgs.

Rhode Island Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 8.5 kgs.

South Carolina Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 4,283.8 kgs.

South Dakota Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 2.9 kgs.

Tennessee Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 218.4 kgs.

Texas Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 613,107.3 kgs.

Utah Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 13.1 kgs.

Vermont Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 249.9 kgs.

Virginia Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 110.3 kgs.

Washington Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 4,182.8 kgs.

West Virginia Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 90.5 kgs.

Wisconsin Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 5.2 kgs.

Wyoming Federal Marijuana Seizures: Marijuana: 0 kgs.

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