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NT drug trends 2005 : findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

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Title

NT drug trends 2005 : findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Collection

Northern Territory drug trends; E-Journals; PublicationNT; NDARC technical report ; no. 243

Date

2006

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

Date:2006

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

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

Place of publication

Sydney

Series

NDARC technical report ; no. 243

ISBN

0733423469

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/226817

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/678172

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37 7.0 CANNABIS 7.1 Price Hydro Hydroponic cannabis was most commonly purchased by the gram for a median of $25 (Table 25). Seventeen IDU had recently bought an ounce of cannabis for a median of $300. The price for a gram and an ounce of hydro has remained stable over the past three years, a quarter ounce has returned to its 2003 price, and an half ounce has increased by $5. Bush Bush cannabis was most commonly purchased by the ounce for a median of $200 (Table 25). Ten people had recently bought a gram of bush cannabis paying a median of $25. The price for an ounce and a gram of bush cannabis has remained stable over the past three years; however, no one reported purchasing a half ounce this year and a quarter ounce was at its highest price in three years. Hash and hash oil Six IDU had recently bought a gram of hashish, paying a median of $30, and three IDU had recently purchased a cap of hashish oil for a median of $50 (Table 25). The price for a gram of hash has fluctuated over the past three years, whereas hash oil prices are extremely varied, with one person paying one dollar last year, and three people paying between $25 and $80 this year. Table 25: Median price ($) of most recent cannabis purchases by IDU, 2003-2005 2003 (n=109) 2004 (n=111) 2005 (n=107) Gram 25 (37) 25 (35) 25 (33) ounce 100 (5) 80 (3) 100 (3) ounce 170 (4) 170 (3) 175 (5) Hydroponic Ounce 305 (22) 300 (22) 300 (17) Gram 25 (18) 23 (16) 25 (10) ounce 60 (1) 50 (1) 70 (3) ounce 120 (1) 175 (4) - Bush Ounce 200 (9) 200 (11) 200 (11) Gram 50 (3) 25 (7) 30 (6) Hash/hash oil Cap - 1 (1) 50 (3) Source: IDRS IDU interviews Number of purchasers in brackets


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