Washington doesn't mess around when it comes to weed while most states with medical marijuana laws allow one to three ounces of supply, washington allows an eye-popping 24 ounces - or a 60 day supply this photo was taken during the 2003 hempfest in seattle - the largest rally and festival advocating marijuana drug war reforms in the world. The following are facts and statistics on substance use in the united states in 2013, the most recent year for nsduh survey results this number is up from 83 percent in 2002 the increase mostly reflects a recent rise in use of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug for more information about drug use among adolescents, visit.
Nine states have legalized the production and consumption of recreational marijuana, though retail stores are off to a slow start in massachusetts (getty images) a cannabis growing operation is seen in washington state. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the united states 1 its use is widespread among young people in 2015, more than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in the past year 1 according to the monitoring the future survey, rates of marijuana use among middle and high school students have dropped or leveled off in the past few years after several years of increase.
Us marijuana users spent approximately $105 billion on the drug in the year 2000 in 2005, 242,200 emergency room visits in the united states involved marijuana according to the us drug enforcement administration, a large percentage of those arrested for crimes test positive for marijuana. The drug abuse warning network (dawn), a system for monitoring the health impact of drugs, estimated that in 2011, there were nearly 456,000 drug-related emergency department visits in the united states in which marijuana use was mentioned in the medical record (a 21 percent increase over 2009.
Alcohol and other drug use among high school students -- united states, 1990 use of alcohol and other drugs is associated with the leading causes of death and injury (eg, motor-vehicle crashes, homicides, and suicides) among teenagers and young adults for example, nearly half of all deaths from motor-vehicle crashes in this age group involve. Since 2000, the percentage of junior high school and high school students who use ecstasy and the other club drugs has: a increased during national alcohol prohibition (1920-1933), alcohol consumption in the united states: a increased b decreased the most commonly-used illicit substance in the united states is: a marijuana b.
This statistic shows the share of american high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have ever used marijuana as of 2017, by gender and ethnicity during the survey, 405 percent of.