THE QUALITY OF BLACK MARKET CANNABIS IN MADRID

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The widespread prohibition of cannabis can have dramatic consequences in terms of public health. Indeed, forced to obtain their weed via the black market, consumers who do not produce their own cannabis often find themselves in the presence of poor-quality products that can be downright dangerous for their health. This is the conclusion of a study carried out in the streets of Madrid. Obtaining cannabis on the black market in the streets of Madrid Spain is one of the most liberal countries in Europe when it comes to cannabis. Self-production is allowed, but it is still forbidden to buy or sell cannabis. However, not all weed users have the means, desire or experience to grow the weed they consume: hence the black market in cannabis and its derivatives, such as hashish. The illegality of this practice leads to major risks in terms of public health, as none of the products sold on the streets are subject to quality controls by the health authorities. Nevertheless, their consumption remains widespread, including by therapeutic consumers with weakened immune systems. The Spanish media often report large seizures of cannabis or hashish in impressive police operations. But there is little information about cannabis bought on the streets of Spain’s major cities. Dr Manuel Pérez Moreno analysed these cannabis products in collaboration with the University of Madrid, the Alfonso X el Sabio University, the University of Extremadura and the CANNA Foundation[1]. Forty samples were obtained on the black market from 18 of the 21 districts of the Spanish capital. Samples were obtained following the steps of an average consumer, whether occasional or regular: locating a point of sale, making contact with the seller, observing the sample, paying for it. The quality of cannabis sold on the black market Pérez Moreno’s conclusion is clear. Nearly two thirds…

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