Bulletin on Narcotics: Review of the World Cannabis by United Nations

By United Nations

The Bulletin is a continuing booklet due to the fact 1949, and offers details on advancements in drug keep watch over on the neighborhood, nationwide, nearby, and overseas degrees that may be of gain to the foreign group. This factor is ready global hashish scenario, and appears on the technical points of hashish construction, hashish intake, and at what's recognized approximately hashish markets in areas world wide, highlighting the universality of the matter, in addition to on the impression of hashish.

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LVIII, 2006 increasing (46 per cent of 101 countries responding) than declining (16 per cent) in 2003. In the last decade, the consensus is that cannabis use has been growing faster than use of cocaine or opiates. Table 6. 0 Sources: UNODC annual reports questionnaire data; Government reports; reports of regional bodies; and UNODC estimates. In Europe, for example, school surveys among students aged 15-16 years found that the share of students reporting having ever tried cannabis rose by an average of almost 25 per cent between 1999 and 2003, for a total increase of more than 80 per cent between 1995 and 2003.

The amount consumed is related to the method of consumption. Vaporization is said to require twice as much cannabis and eating four times as much to produce the same effect 1411. Although there is considerable variation, the typical bowl on a bong is large enough to accommodate about one twentieth of a gram of cannabis, but most bong smokers will reload the bowl several times in a session. Pipes made *One exception is the mixture of "majat" (low-grade cannabis treated with a solvent) and tobacco used to smoke methaqualone (the so-called "white pipe" mixture).

New Zealand uses a softer standard for "heavy" use: 10 or more times in the past month, but 20 per cent of annual users fall into this category ([601, P. 27). Statistics from European household surveys as compiled by EMCDDA show rates of cannabis use among those who have used in the past 30 days.

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