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



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


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




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46 Focusing on harms, the number and weight of cannabis seizures made by the NT police has increased over the last two financial years. The rate of hospital separations with cannabis as the primary diagnosis in the NT has fluctuated over the last 10 financial years; however, the number of episodes of treatment in AODTS where cannabis is the principal or other drug of concern has declined since 2001. 7.7 Summary of cannabis trends The price of cannabis remains unchanged since 2003 at around $25 for a gram of any form, $300 for an ounce of the hydroponic form and $200 for an ounce of bush. Cannabis continues to be rated as easy or very easy to obtain by both key experts and IDU. The potency of cannabis is quoted as medium to high, as in previous years. AODTS treatment episodes with cannabis as the primary or other drug of concern is decreasing.

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