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It's 4/20 and many want to legalize drugs - Here are some numbers

Based on United States population of 307 million in 2011...

The United States has 4% of the worlds population and consumes 65% of the worlds hard drugs.

Estimated 50% of crime in the United States is tied to drugs

Marijuana 16.7 million users

Cocaine 1.6 million users

Hallucinogens including extacy 1 million users

Pharmaceuticals abused by 16 million Americans

The substance abuse cost is over $200 billion per year in the United States

The cost to our society and future is incalculable.

 


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