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Published: 15 November 2011

Table 3: Production, seizures, price and potency of herbal cannabis and resin
  Cannabis resin Herbal cannabis Cannabis plants (1)

(1) Countries report the quantity seized either as a number of plants seized or by weight; the totals for both quantities are given here.

(2) The total amount of cannabis plants seized in 2009 is likely to be underestimated, largely due to the lack of recent data for the Netherlands, a country reporting relatively large seizures up to 2007. In the absence of 2008 and 2009 data, values for the Netherlands cannot be included in European estimates for 2009.

(3) Range of the middle half of the reported data.

NB:
All data are for 2009; n.a., not applicable.

Sources:
UNODC (2010), World drug report 2010, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna. for global values.
Reitox national focal points for European data.

Global quantity seized 1 261 tonnes 6 022 tonnes n.a.
Quantity seized
EU and Norway
(Including Croatia and Turkey)

584 tonnes
(594 tonnes)

57 tonnes
(99 tonnes)

1.4 million plants and 42 tonnes
(1.4 million plants and 42 tonnes) (2)
Number of seizures
EU and Norway
(Including Croatia and Turkey)

400 000
(405 000)

324 000
(354 000)

25 000
(25 100)
Mean retail price (EUR per gram)
Range
(Interquartile range) (3)

3–19
(6.8–10.2)

2–70
(6.3–10.9)

n.a.
n.a.
Mean potency (THC content, %)
Range
(Interquartile range) (3)

3–17
(4.3–11.5)

1–15
(4.4–8.9)

n.a.
n.a.

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