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41 Of those who could comment and did know about the potency of bush, most rated it as medium (28%) followed by low (15%, Figure 30). This is the same pattern as last year. Figure 30: Current potency of bush, % commented, 2004-2005 4 15 50 17 14 39 13 28 15 5 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Dont know High Medium Low Fluctuates % c om m en te d 2004 (n=52) 2005 (n=82) Source: IDRS IDU interviews Again, of those who could comment and did know about the change in potency of cannabis over the last six months, most believed that both hydro (58%) and bush (42%) had remained stable (Figure 31). Figure 31: Change in potency of cannabis in past 6 months, % commented, 2005 12 7 58 10 13 42 6 42 2 9 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Dont know Increasing Stable Decreasing Fluctuates % c om m en te d Hydro (n=83) Bush (n=82) Source: IDRS IDU interviews
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