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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)



NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)


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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80




Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

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Sydney (N.S.W)



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46 Figure 25 further illustrates the stability in the prices of grams and ounces of hydro and the relative reduction in the price of grams and ounces of bush cannabis. Figure 25: Median prices of cannabis estimated from participant purchases, 2003-2011 Source: IDRS participant interviews Many more participants were able to comment upon the price movements of hydro as compared to bush cannabis and the majority (62%) considered that hydro prices had remained stable (Table 36). Of the few participants who did comment upon bush cannabis price movements, 64% rated recent price movements as stable. Table 36: Price movements of cannabis in the past six months, 2011 (%) Hydro Bush Did not respond 48 89 Did respond 52 11 Of those who responded Dont know 0 0 Increasing 29 9 Stable 62 64 Decreasing 0 9 Fluctuating 10 18 Source: IDRS participant interviews 5.4.2 Availability Hydro availability was considered easy or very by 95% of respondents, an increase from the 83% who rated hydro availability as easy or very easy in 2010 (Table 37). Bush availability was rated as easy or very easy by 64% of respondents compared to 73% in 2010 although only 14% of participants were able to comment on bush cannabis availability. While the majority of those able to comment upon bush cannabis availability considered availability as easy or very easy, later KE comments point to a scarcity of bush cannabis. The vast majority of respondents (85%) considered that hydro availability had remained stable over the past six months, while 79% considered that bush cannabis availability had remained stable. 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 P ri ce ( $ ) Gram hydro Ounce hydro Gram bush Ounce bush

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