Dope quadruples in THC strength

NZ Herald 19 January 2012
Sophisticated growing techniques have led to super-strength strains of cannabis, with some of the most potent dope coming from Northland, says a senior drugs investigator. However, a drug foundation spokesman says it is difficult to draw conclusions on whether the increased strength has led to greater problems with cannabis. A project involving the police and Environmental Science and Research (ESR) found THC levels (the primary intoxicant in cannabis) was now more than four times stronger than it was when ESR last tested in 1996.
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