A newly released report shows that one city smokes more weed than any other. Can you guess which city it is? Here are three hints. It’s a major metropolis on the East Coast in the United States. It’s known for housing artists, musicians and business tycoons alike. It has a reputation for being “the city that never sleeps”. We’re talking, of course, about New York City. And this city smokes more weed than any other city in the world.
The Big Apple Pipe
According to newly released research results by the company Seedo, New York City had the highest rates of cannabis consumption. Not only in the United States, but in the world. The published data shows that the population of New York City consumed an average of 77.44 metric tons of marijuana last year alone.
For a city that still formally prohibits the possession, use and sale of weed, this is quite impressive. Especially since the medical marijuana program in New York does not permit patients to smoke their medicine.
For a comparison, the city with the second highest cannabis consumption rate in the world is Karachi, located in Pakistan. The people of Karachi went through an average of 41.95 metric tons of marijuana.
Interestingly enough, the city in the United States with the next highest rate of cannabis consumption was Los Angeles, California. They consumed only 36.06 metric tons of cannabis last year.
Final Hit: This City Smokes More Weed Than Any Other
So why is it that New York City smokes more weed than any other city? The data, unfortunately, doesn’t go into the nuances of a population’s smoking habits. We only have the numbers at our disposal, which could lead to some stimulating speculation.
Why are New Yorkers going through so much green, especially when marijuana is prohibited? Is the stereotype that they’re all stressed out and miserable true? Probably not. It may just have to do with the high population of the city.
In any case, Uri Zeevi, the CMO of Seedo, estimates that if the city had legal and tax-regulated cannabis, the city could rake in $156.4 million per year at the rate New Yorkers are going.
Last month in New York City, there was a public hearing on legalization. So, it looks like there could be hope for ganja in Gotham.