Accession Number : ADA144463


Title :   Law Enforcement Efforts to Control Domestically Grown Marijuana.


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a144463.pdf


Report Date : 25 May 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The amount of marijuana grown in the United States is increasing. It accounted for an estimated 15 percent of the total amount of marijuana available in the United States in 1982 compared with an estimated 9 percent in 1981. The estimated total amount available in the United States in 1982 was between 12,340 and 14,090 metric tons, and in 1981, the amount was between 9,600 and 13,900 metric tons. Controlling domestic marijuana cultivation is primarily a state and local law enforcement responsibility. The Drug Enforcement Administration provides and coordinates federal assistance. Most states expect domestic marijuana production to continue to increase. In responding to a GAO questionnaire, the states reported that more resources are needed to combat this expected growth. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PLANT GROWTH , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *CANNABIS , *WEED CONTROL , NATIONAL GUARD , INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , PRODUCTION , DESTRUCTION , DOMESTIC , STATE LAW , NARCOTICS , DRUG ABUSE , LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE