NEW YORK CITY - A new study claims that residents of New York City consumed more marijuana than any other city in the world. The study was done by the organization Seedo.
According to researchers, New Yorkers used more than 77 tons of marijuana in 2017. That is equivalent to 13 average-sized African elephants or 156 grand pianos.
The study claimed that if all of that pot had been taxed at the same rate as cigarettes, it could have raised $354 million for the city.
The study used numbers from last year's United Nations World Drug Report and combined them with current population data. The number two
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently funded a study that will take a closer look at the impacts of legalizing the drug in the state.