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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

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

Page content

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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