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Delhi consumes more weed than Los Angeles, Mumbai and London

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Indians love to get high on weed.

In 2018, the country’s two biggest cities, New Delhi and Mumbai, consumed 38.2 tonnes and 32.4 tonnes of marijuana, respectively—among the highest in the world, according to a study by the German data firm ABCD.

While Delhi ranked third in the list of 120 cities by consumption of weed, behind New York and Karachi, Mumbai ranked sixth.

Top 10 cities by weed consumption in 2018
City Legality Total consumption (tonnes)
New York, US Partial 77.4
Karachi, Pakistan Illegal 42
New Delhi, India Partial 38.2
Los Angeles, US Legal 36
Cairo, Egypt Illegal 32.5
Mumbai, India Partial 32.3
London, UK Illegal 31.4
Chicago, US Legal 24.5
Moscow, Russia Legal 22.8
Toronto, Canada Legal 22.7

Delhi is also among the world’s cheapest places to buy weed.

Latin America, though, is the haven for those who love to keep rolling. Five cities from the continent are on the list of 10 cheapest places to buy marijuana. New Delhi and Mumbai are at the 10th and 11th spot in the list.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Niharika Sharma on Quartz India
Published: September 10, 2019
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