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Table PPP-5. Potency of cannabis products at retail level, 2008 [see all tables in this series...]

Part (iii) Sampling frame / Type of study

CountrySampling frame / Type of study
BelgiumSeizures sent to the laboratories for analysis / analysis developed by 11 laboratories including data from "Project drugs in circulation"
BulgariaAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures
Czech RepublicAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures
GermanyAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures
EstoniaAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures
France-AAll seizures / monitoring system
France-BAll seizures / monitoring system
ItalySeizures under a specific threshold / routine analysis of seizures
LuxembourgAll seizures / monitoring system
HungaryAll seizures submitted for analysis of herbal cannabis over 8 g / resin seizures of over 25 g / routine analysis of seizures: THC content means only free THC without THC acid.
MaltaAll seizures / monitoring system
NetherlandsUser's level: random test purchases in coffee shops / monitoring system
AustriaSeizures under a specific threshold / Seizures when suspicion about the substance / test purchases at street level / routine analysis of seizures
PolandNot all seizures (includes material from cultivations) / routine analysis of seizures
PortugalRandom selected sample of seizures of under 1 g / routine analysis of seizures
RomaniaSampling of seizures according UNODC best practice manual / routine analysis of seizures
SloveniaAll seizures: random selection / routine analysis of seizures
SlovakiaAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures
FinlandTHC purity is measured only when herbal cannabis sample amount is >150 g and the purity test is specially requested / monitoring system
United KingdomSeizures, from street-level users when issuing a warning, submitted for analysis to their usual forensic provider by 23 Police Forces participated / ad-hoc study
TurkeySeizures sent to the laboratories for analysis due judicial or law enforcement needs.
NorwayAll seizures / routine analysis of seizures

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