|Titre :||Quarterly report: Potency monitoring project. December 16, 2007 thru March 15, 2008|
|Auteurs :||M. A. ElSOHLY|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Mention d'édition :||Report 100|
|Année de publication :||2008|
|Format :||21 p.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; EVOLUTION ; TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL ; MESURES QUANTITATIVES ; CULTURE PRIVEE ; SAISIE ; CANNABINOIDES ; PREVALENCE
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released the latest analysis from the University of Mississippi's Potency Monitoring Project, which revealed that levels of THC - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana - have reached the highest-ever amounts since scientific analysis of the drug began in the late 1970s.
According to the latest data on marijuana samples analyzed to date, the average amount of THC in seized samples has reached a new high of 9.6 percent. This compares to an average of just under 4 percent reported in 1983 and represents more than a doubling in the potency of the drug since that time.
As of March 15, 2008, the University of Mississippi's marijuana Potency Monitoring Project has analyzed and compiled data on 62,797 cannabis samples, 1,302 hashish samples, and 468 hash oil samples confiscated by law enforcement agencies since 1975. In its most recent Quarterly Report, the highest concentration of THC found in a single marijuana sample during this period was 37.2 percent. About three-fourths of the cannabis samples acquired were from law enforcement seizures and purchases. The law enforcement seizures and purchases were obtained from 48 different states. (Editor's abstract)
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Etats-Unis. United States.|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|