It has been recently reported by the UN that the marijuana use in the Canada and U.S. tops the other countries since more than one in ten admit that they use marijuana.
The Australia, Nigeria, the United States and Canada ranked the highest with more than 10 % of the total populations aged between fifteen and sixty-four admitted using the drug. Although, Western Europe has a high marijuana use, however, it is not in the top rank. The countries having low use rates included Romania, Ecuador and Paraguay.
Surprisingly, marijuana use in Mexico is low despite most of America’s marijuana come from this country.
It has been stated in the report that although cannabis herb is grown in nearly every country of the world, the production of cannabis resin is limited to only a few countries in South West Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.
Most of the cannabis herbs are seized in North America that accounted for 64 percent of seizures around the world. While comparing prices worldwide, the cannabis herb is relatively inexpensive in North America, most expensive in South-East Asia and East Asia and cheapest in Africa.
It was estimated in 2012 that between 125 million and 227 million people are involved in marijuana use, which is 2.7 to 4.9 % of the total population. For the past five years the prevalence rates in North America in the biggest cannabis herb market have followed an increasing trend. However, it has declined in Canada between 2008 and 2011 and raised between 2011 and 2012.
The recent changes in the policy mean that the marijuana use, distribution and production is legal in Colorado, states of Washington and Uruguay. Though little research has been on the topic, professionals estimated cartel losses of about $3billion from the initiatives that have been passed in Washington and Colorado. However, researchers in the state of California concluded that legal changes are not enough for diminishing the market for Mexican cannabis. The report also stated that the Global cannabis seemed to have decreased that also reflects in marijuana use estimates reported by multiple countries in Central and Western Europe.