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June 29, 2004

Homegrown marijuana can be extra potent : News

(Source:'Stronger drugs fears' : Irish Daily Star, p. 16, 29 Jun 2004)

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said yesterday that homegrown marijuana in the EU can be up to three times more potent than that imported from North Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East. The potency is measured by the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis, which decomposes over time making imported marijuana weaker than the homegrown variety. Marijuana consumed in EU nations contains an average of eight per cent THC, but in the Netherlands the THC content is double. Dutch officials say their policy of tolerance has not triggered higher drug use, but has raised concerns about health problems relating to high-potency cannabis

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