|Titre :||Small-scale cannabis growers in Denmark and Finland (2011)|
|Titre original:||(Petits producteurs de cannabis au Danemark et en Finlande)|
|Auteurs :||P. HAKKARAINEN ; V. A. FRANK ; J. PERALA ; H. V. DAHL|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||European Addiction Research (Vol.17, n°3, April 2011)|
|Article en page(s) :||p.119-128|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; CULTURE PRIVEE ; ENQUETE ; INTERNET ; EPIDEMIOLOGIE DESCRIPTIVE ; MOTIVATION
Thésaurus GéographiqueDANEMARK ; FINLANDE
AIMS: To compare domestic cannabis cultivation in Denmark and Finland to describe national characteristics in small-scale cannabis growing.
DESIGN: A Web survey conducted among small-scale cannabis growers in Denmark (June to November 2008) and Finland (May to June 2009).
PARTICIPANTS: Current cannabis growers (Denmark, 401; Finland, 1,054).
MEASUREMENTS: Comparisons in regard to social background, growing history, practices, purposes and motives of growing, and perceptions of risks.
FINDINGS: Cannabis was cultivated primarily for own use, but sharing with friends and avoiding criminal circles also were significant motives for growing. Finnish growers prioritized indoor cultivation, whereas the Danes were more in favor of open-air plantations. Risks of getting caught by the police were observed to be greater in Finland. Growing for medical purposes was twice as prevalent in Finland as in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: Cannabis growing is a stronger and more novel phenomenon in Finland than in Denmark, but both countries have been influenced by international trends. Finnish and Danish small-scale cannabis cultivators can be considered to be ideologically oriented lifestyle growers. Differences in the magnitude of the phenomenon may reflect differences in the availability and quality of cannabis in national drug markets. The Internet had promoted the spreading of the trend.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||47|
Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction (PARO), National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), PO Box 30, FI–00271 Helsinki