California Releases Confiscated Marijuana Plant Statistics

Confiscated Plants

I received this very interesting e-mail from CA NORML, and I thought others might be interested to see it:

California's CAMP marijuana eradication reported 4,320,314 plant seizures in 2010, slightly less than last year's all-time record of 4,463,917.

CAMP estimates the wholesale value of the destroyed crop at $17.2 billion - enough to qualify for agricultural disaster aid for any other crop. This works out to $4,000 per plant, or over 1 lb per plant. At this rate, the total amount of marijuana destroyed by CAMP works out to over four times the estimated consumption of the entire state of California (1 million lb/year). CAMP's harvest has soared tenfold since 2002-3.

The leading counties this year were Mendocino (572,680), Tuolumne (411,004), Lake (374,958), Shasta (325,480), Tehama (312,574, Sonoma (311,147), Tulare (227,002), San Bernardino (171,258), Riverside (155,209) and Humboldt (140,911).

- Cal NORML Release, Oct 30, 2010