We Americans tend to think we do the MOST, and when it comes to violence and wastefulness, we just might be correct in that assertion.However I oftentimes speak to folks and leave our conversations with the sense that we as Americans think we do EVERYTHING more than any other nation– whether it be eating, drinking, working, making money, having sex, it does not matter– American hubris will make us the best at it.
But what about smoking pot? Do we do that more than any other nation as well?
It is true that the United States is the biggest drug consumer in the world. But it’s only been as of recent that marijuana has gained traction as an alternative to alcohol or even an as an alternative to the stigma of its dubious past.
With pot increasingly finding access into the social strata via de facto legalization, we are witnessing this dubious past slowly changing to a more progressive stance. California has experienced such a boom in marijuana cultivation crops are essentially changing the topography of the land, adding to the drought that is already crippling the region.
So you might be surprised with the answer. Does the U.S have the most pot smokers than any other nation? How about the most marijuana cultivation? Or is it someplace where you might least expect?
Check the infographic below to find out (click to enlarge):
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.