DEA, Marijuana & Cocaine historical data for marijuana & cocaine pricing. - context for the "war on drugs"

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 04/05/2009 - 18:47.

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4-3-09 DEA, Marijuana & Cocaine I spent the entire afternoon trying
to find historical data for marijuana & cocaine pricing. What started
me on this search was wanting context for the "war on drugs". It seems
to me the first questions rational thinking persons will want answers to
is; what is being spent and what effect is it having. I wasn't able to
find anything for historical data on marijuana pricing. Here below is
what I did find. Charles In brief, the 1994 RAND study shows that
treatment is 7 times more cost effective than domestic law enforcement
method, 10 times more effective than interdiction, and 23 times more
effective than the "source control" method.
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR331/index2.html
<http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR331/index2.html> &
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/buyers/doitwork.html
<http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/buyers/doitwork.htm\
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>
America imprisons more of its citizens then any other country in the
world. 7.3 million Americans-or 1 in every 31 adults-are in the
nation's prison system.
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=49398
<http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=49398>
This Is the Truth on Drugs ... Any Questions?
4-2-09 TruthDig by David Sirota
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_is_the_truth_on_drugs_any_quest\
ions/

<http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_is_the_truth_on_drugs_any_ques\
tions/
> The Case For a Domestic Marijuana Industry
The only way to stop drug gangs is to end their monopoly on production.
3-17-09 FP by Aaron Houston
http://experts.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/03/17/the_case_for_a_domesti\
c_marijuana_industry

<http://experts.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/03/17/the_case_for_a_domest\
ic_marijuana_industry
> Just the facts ma'am - Drug War Clock (Money
Spent) http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm
<http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm> So, add that $30.7 billion that
the states will spend, to the federal amount of $22.074 billion and it
means that the War on Drugs will cost American taxpayers $1,620.37 each
and every second of 2009. Federal and States spend will spend 52
billion dollars for a failed "drug war" or $1,620.37 per second in
2009. http://www.actionamerica.org/drugs/wodclock.shtml
<http://www.actionamerica.org/drugs/wodclock.shtml> Trends in
Average Cocaine Prices Average price per gram in 1981 $544.59 Average
price per gram in 2002 $124.54 More at:
http://www.briancbennett.com/charts/fed-data/cocaine-prices.htm
<http://www.briancbennett.com/charts/fed-data/cocaine-prices.htm>
Current prices 2009 in U.S. $40. to $200. depending on city and state.
Most common price is $75 to $125 per gram. More at:
http://www.narcoticnews.com/Cocaine/Prices/USA/Cocaine_Prices_USA_Retail\
.html

<http://www.narcoticnews.com/Cocaine/Prices/USA/Cocaine_Prices_USA_Retai\
l.html
> Yes, the Drug War Really is Still Failing 10-5-07 Retail,
or "street" cocaine prices are about 40% of what they were in the early
1980s, and that's without adjusting for inflation. Factor in inflation
and it's closer to 20%, a five-fold decrease.
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/504/yes_the_drug_war_really_is_still\
_failing

<http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/504/yes_the_drug_war_really_is_stil\
l_failing
> Summary: While the U.S. is spending $52 billion dollars on
the so called "drug war" we see the that prices have dropped
precipitously while quality has risen significantly. Marijuana
Pricing If you take the low end of the 2009 price range for Mpls of $600
per pound for commercial grade and divide that by 16 for the price per
once you come up with $37.50 per once. Marijuana
2009 Current Price per Pound
Price per Pound of Marijuana
All prices are for Commercial Grade marijuana, unless otherwise noted
Lows of $250 in San Diego, Chicago $800, Minneapolis $600, New York
City $1,000, Los Angeles $300, District of Columbia $1,200
http://www.narcoticnews.com/Marijuana/Prices/USA/Marijuana_Prices_USA.ht\
ml

<http://www.narcoticnews.com/Marijuana/Prices/USA/Marijuana_Prices_USA.h\
tml
>
**Mid-level and Retail marijuana prices are coming soon** 08-16-2008
Marijuana, like everything else, is suffering from inflation. In the
70`s, it was sold as a highly illegal drug. Nowadays, it is more of a
commercial crop, with the prices varying based upon many factors that
include the local supply and demand, the ability to grow marijuana
locally, and of course the price in which it's being sold for.
During the 80`s, prices for commercial-grade marijuana varied between
$300 to $600 a pound. In the `90`s, the prices ranged from $200 to
$4000 a pound, with the average pound selling at around $800. The
estimate for 2005 has dramatically jumped - the government estimates
that $19 - $20 billion will be spent on marijuana this year. More at:
http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=267620
<http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=267620> In
1998, Americans spent $66 billion on street drugs. $11 billion of it
was on marijuana. Between 1989 and 1998, expenditure on marijuana
increased slightly (as marijuana prices increased) then decreased
slightly (as marijuana prices fell). More on pricing at:
http://www.marijuanaaddiction.info/marijuana-prices.htm
<http://www.marijuanaaddiction.info/marijuana-prices.htm> Current
pricing by state in U.S.
http://marijuanaprices.homestead.com/directory/index.html
<http://marijuanaprices.homestead.com/directory/index.html> More info
on potency etc here: http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs25/25921/marijuan.htm
<http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs25/25921/marijuan.htm> Suggested
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American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1033467/
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1033467/>
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