Marijuana also known as weed or cannabis, is consumed in high quantities in the economic capital of Pakistan that is Karachi, despite the legal restrictions and bars the rate of weed consumption is in greater quantity. Karachi has been ranked on the second position as the largest consumer of the unlawful item among the cities of the world.
This result was unveiled by a survey “2018 Cannabis Price Index”. The survey was conducted by Seedo—an Israel-based company that does business in devices that grow weed at home.
Karachi stands on the second position with 41.95 tons annual consumption, while New York tops the list with a total of 77.44 tons.
As per the study, India’s Delhi and Mumbai are ranked among the top ten cities of the world having the highest rates of cannabis consumption.
New Delhi was ranked at the third position with 38.26 annual consumption, while Mumbai is at the sixth position with a consumption rate of 32.38 tons.
The study further revealed that the cheapest cannabis of lower quality is available in the three cities of South Asia with an average price ranging between rupees hundred to rupees five hundred per gram.
Seedo informed that the study was conducted initially by choosing one hundred and twenty cities throughout the world, including places where marijuana is presently legal, illegal and partially legal, and the locations where the cannabis consumption data is available. Then the researchers investigated the prices of weed per gram in each city.
The report further added that the rates of marijuana from cities are based on the crowd-sourced city level surveys accustomed to the 2017 World Drug Report of the UN (United Nations) Office on Drugs and Crime.
As per QZ, there are conversations going on in India for legalizing the weed for its consumption for medical purposes. Back in 2015, a member of the Indian parliament persuaded to make the weed a legal item, quoting the advantages of using the weed.