1. New York, New York, USA
According to Seedo’s research, it looks like The Big Apple should be renamed “The Big Apple Pipe”. Last year, New Yorkers consumed a whopping 77.44 metric tons of cannabis.
To put this in perspective, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, when empty, weighs 74.84 metric tons.
For a city that still formally prohibits the possession, use and sale of weed, this is quite impressive. Especially since the medical marijuana program in New York does not permit patients to smoke their medicine.
Final Hit: This City Smokes More Weed Than Any Other
So why is it that New York City smokes more weed than any other city? The data, unfortunately, doesn’t go into the nuances of a population’s smoking habits. We only have the numbers at our disposal, which could lead to some stimulating speculation.
Why are New Yorkers going through so much green, especially when marijuana is prohibited? Is the stereotype that they’re all stressed out and miserable true? Probably not. It may just have to do with the high population of the city.
In any case, Uri Zeevi, the CMO of Seedo, estimates that if the city had legal and tax-regulated cannabis, the city could rake in $156.4 million per year at the rate New Yorkers are going.
Last month in New York City, there was a public hearing on legalization. So, it looks like there could be hope for ganja in Gotham.