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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
In 2006, among past year marijuana users aged 12 or older, 12.3 percent used marijuana on 300 or more days within the past 12 months. This translates into 3.1 million using marijuana on a daily or almost daily basis over a 12 month period, similar to the estimate in 2005. Among past month marijuana users aged 12 or older, 34.4 percent (5.1 million) used the drug on 20 or more days in the past month.
Among persons aged 12 to 20, past month alcohol use rates were 12.0 percent among Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, 15.5 percent among Asians, 19.0 percent among blacks, 21.7 percent among American Indians or Alaska Natives, 24.0 percent among those reporting two or more races, 25.9 percent among Hispanics, and 32.3 percent among whites.
Marijuana is California's largest cash crop.
This section addresses the need for and receipt of treatment for an illegal drug problem. It includes estimates of the drug abuse "treatment gap," which is defined as those persons who needed treatment for an illegal drug problem in the past year but did not receive treatment. An individual is defined as needing treatment if he or she is dependent on or has abused an illegal drug or received treatment for an illegal drug problem at a "specialty" substance abuse facility in the past 12 months. "Specialty" substance abuse facilities include drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities (inpatient or outpatient), hospitals (inpatient only), and mental health centers.
Cocaine users report that they are never able to achieve the "high" they felt the first time that they used the drug. A tolerance to the drug is developed so that the euphoric feeling users get is not as intense nor does it last as long.
In 2008, among persons with substance dependence or abuse, the proportion with dependence on or abuse of illegal drugs also was associated with age: 60.6 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 were dependent on or abused illegal drugs compared with 37.4 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 and 24.3 percent of adults aged 26 or older.