Rastafarian in a field of marijuana plants, Blue Mountains, Jamaica.
From NAN Business Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri June 30, 2017: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its 2017 World Drugs Report on the Manufacture, Distribution and Use of Illicit Substances on a Global Scale. Here are Six Facts From The Report On Cannabis / Marijuana In The Caribbean And Latin America You Should Know:
1: In South America, the Caribbean, and Central America, Colombia and Paraguay were the most frequently reported countries of origin of herbal cannabis, followed by Jamaica.
2: The largest areas of extinct cannabis cultivation in 2010-2015 were reported by Mexico.
3: The largest amounts of cannabis plants seized were reported by Bolivia and Peru, followed by Jamaica.
4: The fourth largest number of cannabis plants extinct was reported by Paraguay.
5: In 2015, almost two-thirds (64 percent) of the total amount of herbal cannabis seized worldwide was confiscated in the Americas, particularly in Mexico.
6: In Jamaica, a country where people live, there are only around 610,000 marijuana connoisseurs.