The US President Donald trump on October 26 declared a state of emergency in healthcare due to the spread of opiates, according to RIA Novosti.
“In the past year due to overdose of drugs killed 64 thousands of Americans,” he said, speaking at the White house. As stated by the U.S. leader, in terms of per capita, the United States leads the world in the number of addicts.
According to trump, to protect Americans from drugs that the postal service and the Department of homeland security will receive additional powers on the checking coming from abroad parcels.
Trump noted that a large portion of the opiates produced in China. This problem he intends to discuss with President XI Jinping during his visit to Beijing, which must be held within two weeks.
In January it was reported that in 2016 the people of the United States and Canada spent of 53.3 billion dollars on the purchase of marijuana. This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the report, ArcView Market Research.