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- With a total of 156, Los Angeles (USA) has the most headshops .
- Madrid, Spain has the largest amount of growshops, with a total of 68.
- Tokyo, Japan has the most expensive cannabis , at 32.66 USD per gram, while Quito, Ecuador has the least expensive marijuana , at 1.34 USD per gram.
- Based on the average US marijuana tax rates currently implemented, New York City could generate the highest potential tax revenue by legalising weed , with 156.40 million USD per year. New York City also has the highest consumption rate of cannabis, at 77.44 metric tons per year.
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Berlin, Germany, 20/04/2018 – ABCD, a data-driven media campaign outlet, has released new data which reveals the number of marijuana head and growshops in 120 cities around the world. This research, which builds on the 2018 Cannabis Price Index released earlier this year, reveals which locations around the world are ready to embrace cannabis legalisation. The aim of the study is to illustrate the continuous need for legislative reform on cannabis use around the world, and to determine if there are any lessons to be learned from those cities at the forefront of marijuana legalization. By including extra data on the number of head and growshops in each city, this new research can be utilized to indicate which cities are prepared for an imminent cannabis reform, while also highlighting which cities are in opposition of marijuana legalisation.
The initial study began by selecting 120 cities across the world, including locations where cannabis is currently legal, illegal and partially legal, and where marijuana consumption data is available. Then, they looked into the price of weed per gram in each city. To calculate how much potential tax a city could make by legalising weed, ABCD investigated how much tax is paid on the most popular brand of cigarettes, as this offers the closest comparison. They then looked at what percentage marijuana is currently taxed in cities where it’s already legalised in the US.
ABCD decided to conduct the extra research in order to to further the discussion around the medical and recreational use of cannabis, and the potential industry and business opportunities that would follow legalisation. By identifying the number of headshops as well as growshops, this study serves as an indicator to a city’s existing cannabis infrastructure and willingness to accept such reform on a larger scale. As an indicating factor, the more head shops and grow shops a city has, the more positive their state’s and general public’s attitude towards the cannabis-related industry is likely to be.
The table below reveals a sample of the results for the 13 US cities featured in the study:
|#||City||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Taxes of cigarettes, % of the most sold brand||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at cigarette level, mil US$||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at average US marijuana taxes, mil US$||Total Consumption in metric tons||Number of Headshops||Number of Growshops|
The table below shows the top 10 most and least expensive cities for cannabis :
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$|
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$|
N.B. These tables are a sample of the full results. To find the complete results for all 120 cities, please see the bottom of the page.
The table below shows the top 10 cities who could generate the most potential tax by legalising cannabis, if taxed at the same rate as the most popular cigarette brand:
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Taxes of cigarettes, % of the most sold brand||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at cigarette level, mil US$|
N.B. % of cigarette tax refers to the tax percentage on the most popular brand. Possible tax revenue refers to the total possible tax collection per year, if taxed at cigarette level. For a full explanation of how the study was conducted, please see the methodology at the bottom of the page.
The table below shows the top 10 cities who could generate the most potential tax by legalising cannabis, if taxed at the average US marijuana tax rate:
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at average US marijuana taxes, mil US$|
N.B. Possible tax revenue refers to the total possible tax collection per year, if taxed at average US marijuana tax rate.
The table below shows the top 10 cities with the highest and lowest consumption of cannabis, per year:
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Total Consumption in metric tons|
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Total Consumption in metric tons|
|2||Santo Domingo||Dominican Rep.||Illegal||6.93||0.16|
N.B. Total consumption is calculated per annum.
“The way that the legalised cannabis industry is rapidly evolving alongside new technologies shows how innovative emerging tech companies are today.” says Uri Zeevi, CMO at Seedo. “Take the way that cannabis and cryptocurrency have joined forces, with examples such as HempCoin or nezly, which manage processes and payments in the new marijuana industry. When you consider too the potential that these new technologies have to disrupt the cannabis industry, there’s no denying that these are very exciting times.”
“At Seedo, we’ve built technology that helps regular smokers to grow cannabis plants of the utmost quality from the comfort of their own home, avoiding pesticides and taking ownership of their personal supply.” says Uri Zeevi, CMO at Seedo. “We believe that by understanding the cost of weed around the world, we can help to educate smokers about the potential financial benefits of hydroponic growing technology.”
“That illegal cannabis use is so high in countries that still carry the death penalty, such as Pakistan and Egypt, those in power ought to see how desperately new legislation is needed.” comments Uri Zeevi, CMO at Seedo. “By removing the criminal element from marijuana, governments will then able to more safely regulate production, take away power from underground gangs, and as we’ve shown in this study, generate huge tax revenues.”
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The full results of the 2018 Cannabis Price Index:
|#||City||Country||Legality||Price per gram, US$||Taxes of cigarettes, % of the most sold brand||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at cigarette level, mil US$||Total possible tax collection, if taxed at average US marijuana taxes, mil US$||Total Consumption in metric tons||Number of Headshops||Number of Growshops|
|88||San Jose||Costa Rica||Partial||7.23||69.76||7.84||2.11||1.56||0||1|
|91||Santo Domingo||Dominican Rep.||Illegal||6.93||58.87||0.67||0.21||0.16||1||0|
|106||Cape Town||South Africa||Illegal||5.82||48.8||2.47||0.95||0.87||12||4|
|109||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Partial||5.11||64.94||28.82||8.33||8.69||14||2|
- New York City, USA has the highest consumption rate of cannabis , at 77.44 metric tons per year.
- Boston, USA has the most expensive cannabis of all the cities where it’s legal , at 11.01 USD, while Montevideo, Uruguay has the least expensive at 4.15 USD.
- While Tokyo, Japan has the most expensive cannabis of all cities where it’s illegal, at 32.66 USD, Jakarta, Indonesia has the least expensive at 3.79 USD, despite being classed as a Group 1 drug with harsh sentences such as life imprisonment and the death penalty.
- For cities where cannabis is partially legal, Bangkok, Thailand has the most expensive at 24.81 USD, while Quito, Ecuador has the least expensive at 1.34 USD.
- Bulgaria has the highest tax rates for the most popular brand of cigarettes, at 82.65%, while Paraguay has the lowest, with rates of 16%.
- Cairo, Egypt would gain the most revenue in tax if they were to legalise cannabis and tax it as the same rate as cigarettes, at 384.87 million USD. Singapore, Singapore would gain the least, at 0.14 million USD, due in part to the city’s low consumption of marijuana at 0.02 metric tons per annum.
- Based on the average US marijuana tax rates currently implemented, New York City could generate the highest potential tax revenue by legalising weed, with 156.4 million USD per year . Singapore, Singapore would gain the least, at 0.04 million USD.
Selection of the cities: To select the cities for the study, Seedo first looked at the top and bottom cannabis consuming countries around the world. Then they analysed nations where marijuana is partially or completely legal, as well as illegal, and selected the final list of 120 cities in order to best offer a representative comparison of the global cannabis price.
1 kilo of weed With a total of 156 , Los Angeles (USA) has the most headshops . Madrid, Spain has the largest amount of growshops, with a total of 68. Tokyo, Japan has the
A kilo of weed and £7k cash were found in this man’s Gloucester house just 19 days after a previous police raid
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- 11:57, 13 NOV 2017
Just 19 days after having his home searched for drugs by police, a 45-year-old Gloucester man was found to have over a kilo of cannabis on the premises when officers returned for a second raid in August this year.
Javid Tagari, of Blenheim Road, Gloucester, was given a two year jail term at Gloucester Crown Court after he admitted being in possession of cannabis with intent to supply on both August 5 and 24 this year.
Judge Michael Cullum heard that as well as drugs with a street value of £13,520, a total of £7,353 in cash was found.
Tagari also admitted offering to supply a class B drug, namely cannabis, between May 31 and August 6 this year. The evidence of that offence was found on his mobile phone. The court was told it showed him to be a ‘low level cannabis dealer’.
Prosecutor, Janine Wood, explained that Tagari came to the police’s attention on August 5 when they saw a vehicle that he was driving on Corinium Avenue apparently racing another car.
When they stopped Tagari’s car they noted a smell of cannabis, and although Tagari passed a roadside drug screening swab, the officers conducted a search of his home.
During the search 22.4 grams of cannabis was found with an estimated street value of £224. Officers also found cash totalling £6,548, and two mobile phones which were seized and examined.
Mrs Wood said the analysis of the phones showed: “Communications relating to the supply of drugs, and that the controller of the phone was a low level cannabis dealer.”
This led to the second search on August 24 and when police attended Tagari told them: “There’s a kilo of weed in the shed.”
Mrs Wood said that the officers found a large bag of cannabis in the shed. It weighed of 1,042 grams and had a street value of £10,420.
Further cannabis was located at the property, taking the total amount found to 1,351.4 grams.
The police also found another £805, taking the amount of money seized to £7,353. The judge ordered that all the cash will be forfeited under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Mrs Wood said Tagari had eight previous convictions for 27 offences – but none for supplying drugs.
Tagari’s lawyer, Steven Young, said he recognised “the significant aggravating feature was the second offence, committed whilst on bail for the first”.
Mr Young added: “He is 45 and lives with one of his sisters. His three children aged 18, 12 and 10 also live there. His sister doesn’t have a partner, and his wife now lives in India. They are separated. He has had the care of his children for a number of years.
“Courts frown upon drug offences in sight of children, but the drugs were in the outhouse. No drug paraphernalia was in the house. He tried to ensure the children did not come into contact with drugs.
“He has had a cannabis addiction since aged 15. He has used cannabis on and off for many years. He has also used more serious drugs including cocaine.
“He was not working, had a drug addiction, and he was gambling. He was selling cannabis to friends, and the proceeds went on to buying other drugs to use and also sell on.”
Mr Young said that his client had long gaps between his previous convictions.
He said: “Those gaps were principally when he was working, and was buying cannabis with wages from his job. He worked for Royal Mail for about four years and was well respected.
“This year he has been selling cannabis to fund his habit. He has never been to prison prior to these offences being committed.
“He was released after the first incident and then three weeks later the police go again to his address and he has bought a significant amount of cannabis.
“The pre-sentence report proposes a suspended sentence. He has had periods where he has contributed to the community. He hasn’t always been a bad man, a pure criminal. I still ask Your Honour to consider a suspended sentence, if that is not an option then to impose the least sentence in accordance with your duty” Mr Young concluded.
The judge said: “What makes this particularly serious is obvious. You were stopped on August 5, and you got yourself back in business by August 24, 19 days later.
“Putting it bluntly you had £10,000 of cannabis, a large amount. There should be, and there will be consecutive sentences, but I bear in mind the total sentence you will receive.
“This was a significant commercial operation.”
The judge imposed 12 months jail for the offences on August 5 and 12 months consecutive for the August 24 offences, making a total of two years immediate custody.
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