Marijuana Production in the United States (2006)
by Jon Gettman

Notes


[1] The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program releases annual statistics on eradicated plants and arrests. From 1982 to 1993 these statistics were published in summary tables contained in the program’s final report. In subsequent years the tables have been published in the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. The eradication statistics for 1982 through 2005 are available in downloadable CSV and other formats at http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr2/DCESP.html along with the program reports from 1982 through 1993.

[2] Webster’s Encyclopedia Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. New York: Gramercy Books. 1996.

[3] Cannabis Investigation Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. “Domestic Marihuana Eradication/Suppression Program, 1982.” Washington, DC: Drug Enforcement Administration. December, 1982. pg iii.
http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/DCESP/DEA1982.pdf

[4] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, Department of Health and Human Services.

2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. See Table H1.
http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/nhsda/2k1nhsda/vol1/toc.htm

2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. See Table 1.31A
http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/nhsda/2k2nsduh/Overview/2k2Overview.htm#chap1

[5] Office of National Drug Control Programs, “National Drug Control Strategy – 2002”, Washington, DC: Office of National Drug Control. February, 2002. Table 37.
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/policy/03ndcs/table37.html

[6] Office of National Drug Control Programs, “National Drug Control Strategy – 2003”, Washington, DC: Office of National Drug Control. February, 2003. Pg. 30. Table w/introductory comment: “There are five principal illegal drug markets in the United States:”
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/policy/ndcs03/index.html

[7] Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Department of State. “2002 International Narcotic Control Strategy Report.” Washington, DC: Department of State. March 1, 2003. Pg II-7.
http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2002/

[8] Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Department of State. “2003 International Narcotic Control Strategy Report.” Washington, DC: Department of State. March 1, 2004. See “Policy and Program Developments.”
http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2003/
.
[9] Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Department of State. “2005 International Narcotic Control Strategy Report.” Washington, DC: Department of State. See “Policy and Program Developments.”
http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2005/

[10] United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), “Trafficking in Cannabis,” Chapter 1.2.4, Global Illicit Drug Trends, 2003 (Vienna, Austria), pg 71. http://www.unodc.org/pdf/report_2003-06-26_1.pdf

[11] United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), “Cannabis Market - Production” Chapter 2.3.1, 2004 World Drug Report 2004 (Vienna, Austria), pg 126.
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/world_drug_report_2004.html

[12] Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) “Drug Availability Estimates in the United States”, NCJ 197107. ONDCP, December 2002. Chapter 4. Marijuana Availability in the United States.
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/drugfact/drug_avail/

[13] Gettman, Jon B. “Marijuana in America; NORML’s 1986 Domestic Marijuana Crop Report.” Common Sense for America, Volume 2, Number 1. Spring, 1987. Washington, DC: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

[14] Gettman, Jon B. and Paul Armentano. “1998 Marijuana Crop Report: An Evaluation of Marijuana Production, Value, and Eradication Efforts in the United States” October, 1998. Washington, DC: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4444

[15] Marijuana Availability In The United States And Its Associated Territories -- A Report Prepared By The Federal Research Division, Library Of Congress Under An Interagency Agreement With The National Guard Bureau Counterdrug Office (Ngb-Cd). December 2003 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540-4840

[16] Associated Press. Reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader. “Eyes in the sky help Kentucky authorities cut marijuana trade” November 25, 2006.
http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/state/16094614.htm

[17] Los Angeles Times. In Brief / The State / Sacramento. “Record number of marijuana plants seized.” Pg B4. October 31, 2006

[18] Boston Globe “Police seize 1,400 marijuana plants worth millions.”
November 3, 2006

[19] Manchester Union-Leader. Marchocki, Kathryn “1,396 pot plants seized in Epsom.” November 4, 2006. Union-Leader.com
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=1%2C396+pot+plants+seized&articleId=6189640c-1e94-484b-a0b1-b6d437b84aef

[20] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, Department of Health and Human Services. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse 2001; National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002 – 2005. Public Use Data Files accessed by way of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/). The variables utilized in creation of the price estimates were “MMLSOZS” (Amount of Marijuana Bought Last Time, Ounces) and MMLSPCTB (Amount Paid For Marijuana Bought Last Time).

[21] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, Department of Health and Human Services. National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 2002-2004 Sample Based Prevalence Estimates. “State estimates for use of types of illicit drug in lifetime, past year, & past month for population age 12 and older (annual estimates based on 2002-2004)”
http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/2k5States/statePE.doc

[22] National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), US Department of Agriculture. “Agricultural Statistics 2005”; “Agricultural Statistics 2006.” Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 2005, 2006. See also NASS, Statistics by Subject – Crops and Plants.
http://www.nass.usda.gov/QuickStats/indexbysubject.jsp?Pass_group=Crops+%26+Plants

[23] Marijuana is one of the top five cash crops in: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, & West Virginia. Additional listings of the production value of marijuana and other crops by state are available at http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr2/stcrops.html

[24] The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program published final reports from 1982 to 1993. These reports summarized program activity, cultivation trends, technology developed for the eradication program and other aspects of DCESP’s comprehensive effort to respond to domestic marijuana production in the United States. These reports are available at http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr2/DCESP.html along with tables of program statistics in various formats.

[25] Cannabis Investigation Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. “Domestic Marihuana Eradication/Suppression Program, 1982.” Washington, DC: Drug Enforcement Administration. December, 1982. Pages iii-iv.
http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/DCESP/DEA1982.pdf

[26] Cannabis Investigation Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. “Domestic Marihuana Eradication/Suppression Program, 1982.” Washington, DC: Drug Enforcement Administration. December, 1982. Page 5.
http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/DCESP/DEA1982.pdf

 
 
  
 
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