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.
is California's largest cash crop.
marijuana is 10 to 15 times stronger than it was in the 60's
time for motor skills, such as driving is reduced by 41% after smoking 1
joint and is reduced 63% after smoking 2 joints.
have been over 7,000 published scientific and medical studies documenting
the damage that marijuana poses. Not one study has shown marijuana to be
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.
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.
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
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.
is a complex material containing 421 chemicals, 60 of which are only found
of students listed to have used marijuana in the last year and 20% were
listed to have used in the last month.75%
of drug-related criminal charges are connected to marijuana.65%
of people arrested for marijuana related crimes are for simple possession.
50,000 Canadians are arrested each year for marijuana related crimes.600,000
Canadians have a criminal record for simple possession of marijuana.
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.
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