Increasing the efficiency and price of cannabis in Europe 2006 - 2016 (STUDY 2019)

  • Increasing the efficiency and price of cannabis in Europe 2006 - 2016 (STUDY 2019)

This year's study focuses on increasing the mg / THC value, the cost and effectiveness of cannabis and its resins in Europe from 2006 to 2016.

Extract from the study

Study objectives:
Quantify the changes in the efficacy (THC concentration in%), the price (euro / g of cannabis) and the value (mg THC / euro) of the cannabis and marijuana pitch in Europe.

Method used:
Repeated cross-sectional study.

Data was collected from 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), Norway and Turkey. The study was taken over by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

Method of measurement:
Variable results related to the effectiveness, price and value of cannabis resin and marijuana in Europe in 2006-2016. Inflation was estimated thanks to the harmonized index of consumer prices.

The pitch efficiency increased from 8.14% THC (2006) to 17.22 (2016). Its price then rose from 8.21 euro / g to 12.27 euro. The pitch was increased from 11mg THC / euro to 16.39. According to a quadratic estimate, there was a minimal change in resin efficiency between 2006 and 2011. The increase occurred only from 2011 to 2016.

Marijuana efficiency increased from 5% THC to 10.22%. The price jumped from 7.36 euro / g to 12.22 euro, while the value did not increase so radically. It is still between 12.65mg THC / euro and 12.72.

The effectiveness and price of marijuana and bad luck increased between 2006 and 2016. The resin it contains contains Δ9 Δ tetrahydrocannabinol per euro. The recorded increase in efficacy and bad luck between 2011 and 2016 is consistent with the emergence of new resin production techniques on the European and international drug markets.

Key words: cannabis, drug market, herbal, effectiveness, price, bad luck, resin, THC

Authors: Tom P. Freeman, Teodor Groshkova, Andrew Cunningham, Roumen Sedefov, Paul Griffiths, Michael T. Lynskey
You can read more of this study at: The whole study is in English.

Photo source: (by Brent Barnett)