Four out of the top 10 Cannabis-using cities worldwide come from North America. Three are from the United States, the other is Toronto, Canada. New York stands at number one with 77.44 metric tons consumed. Los Angeles is fourth with 36.6, and at number eight is Chicago with 24.54 metric tons. However, LA has the chance to go up the standings as recreational weed has become legal in the state of California.
New York City
NYC consumes the most weed globally. The population seems the biggest reason. Therefore, the city’s consumption is three times higher compared to LA. Seedo, a greenhouse for Hydroponics cultivators, revealed that New York can generate another $156.4 million in annual income from marijuana legalization and taxing at the same rate as cigarettes. Pot delivery services proliferate in this urban hub.
Chicago, one of the largest American cities, is part of Illinois State which maintains a medical cannabis program. However, recreational pot remains illegal. Through the Marijuana Policy Project, Illinois can earn between $350 and $700 million every year. Legalizing recreational pot also reduces costs in law enforcement.
Seattle in King County Washington DC has a 14.31% marijuana consumption rate. This county is the seventh highest consumption among the cannabis-using cities in the USA. According to the Seattle Times, in Washington State, around 650,000 grownups smoke pot annually at 123 joints per individual. State consumption projections remain essential for future growth. Estimates influence production to include a number of cultivators and scope for bigger business operations.
Toronto is number 10 in the leading Cannabis-using cities all over the world with the consumption of 22.7 metric tons of weed per year. A survey conducted in July of 2018, regarding pot use in Toronto and across Canada showed the highest use among young people with ages between 19 and 34 years old. In fact, consumption actually increases as the income and level of education rise. Toronto has the largest number of dispensaries in this country despite relentless raids by law enforcers.
Boston and Portland
Boston City, Massachusetts has a current usage rate of 13.12%. Massachusetts is among the 27 American states that allow medical marijuana usage in some instances. One of the major factors is the large college student populace, millennials will likely support consumption of pot more than other generations. In Portland City (Oregon), around 13.32% of residents use cannabis. Portland is number 13.
Vancouver has experienced a thriving cannabis business for the past few decades. This city is number one when it comes to legalization as well as decriminalization of marijuana in Canada. Many dispensaries also operate in this city. Canadian cannabis growers like Canopy Growth Corporation have expanded operations. This company ended Q2 with more than 2 million of square feet capacity under development or construction in British Columbia.
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