"One area representative, from New York City, reported the continuing predominance in indicators and serious consequences of marijuana (as well as heroin and cocaine) and changes in marijuana trends as a key finding in that area for this reporting period. Marijuana indicator levels continued to be reported as high relative to other drugs, however, across all CEWG areas, based on treatment admissions and reports identified as marijuana/cannabis among drug items seized and analyzed. New marijuana/cannabis laws legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana use were expected by area representatives to be influencing indicators in several areas currently and in the future. Representatives from Texas and Chicago reported a shift in trafficking and marketing away from Mexican marijuana (due to a drought and poor quality Mexican marijuana) to local markets and local 'grow' operations."
"Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse: Proceedings of the Community Epidemiology Work Group, Advance Report, June 2013," Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, December 2013.