Second for just the U.S. cities was Chicago at $11.46 per gram, followed by Philadelphia at $11.30 per gram, Boston at $11.01 per gram and New York City at $10.76 per gram for the top five cities with the most expensive marijuana.
Marijuana is partially legal in all those cities except Boston, where recreational pot is completely legal.
The U.S. city with the cheapest weed, according to this report, is Seattle, where it’s fully legal and costs $7.58 per gram. The cheapest city globally is Quito, Ecuador, where marijuana costs $1.34 per gram and is partially legal.
Seedo also looked at how much cannabis is consumed in these cities. Out of all 120 cities researched, New York came in at number one for the most marijuana consumption, with residents there toking in total 77.44 metric tons per year.
That’s far above the number two spot, which went to Karachi, Pakistan, which has a population of 21.2 million (compared to New York City’s 8.5 million). Marijuana is completely illegal in Karachi, yet that city still consumes 41.95 metric tons annually.
“This study has revealed some incredible insights into the kind of tax revenue that legalizing weed could generate,” Zeevi added. “Take New York City for instance, which has the highest consumption level in the study at 77.44 metric tons of cannabis per year. If they taxed marijuana at the average U.S. cannabis tax level, the city could make $156.4 million in potential tax revenue per year. This is equivalent to providing nearly 3 months worth of free school meals to every single public school kid in New York City.”
Нью Йорк потребляет 77 тонн марихуаны в год, что больше где бы тони было. Если обложить торговлю травой как в Бостоне (где она легальна) налогом, можно собрать 156 миллионов долларов одних налогов.
Кстати, вот кто любит дунуть, так это паки. У них за это дело можно некисло схлопотать, но Карачи потребляет 42 тонны марихуаны в год.