The EMCDDA hashish tutorial - The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) surprises with the posting of a video tutorial on the making of hashish
In response to the analysis of the European hashish market, the EMCDDA surprises with a graphic animation aimed at providing a schematic overview of hashish production methods; which can be easily interpreted as a tutorial ...
The European market for hashish
The European market for hashish is currently the largest and most profitable in the world. Around 647 tonnes of herbal cannabis and 641 tonnes of hashish were consumed in the European Union in 2013 and the market is conservatively estimated at around 9,3 billion EUROS in 2013. In 2014 hashish seizures are estimated at 574 tonnes, the EU suggests that 1 tonnes of cannabis resin would be needed to supply the European market each year.
Morocco remains the main source of cannabis resin available in Europe and a number of significant changes in Moroccan resin production are reported. It is also proven that now the resin is now produced inside Europe, using equipment that can be purchased online and in specialist stores.
The cannabis market appears to be more diverse than before, with the potency of products, including resins, generally higher than in the past much of which is now sourced by experienced growers. With the surge in the production and availability of cannabis plants in the EU over the past decade, modern methods of resin production could lead to the manufacture of potent and large-scale forms of cannabis resin across Europe .
The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction or EMCDDA (European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction or EMCDDA in English) is the European agency that centralizes information on drugs. Its objective is to provide reliable and comparable information on drugs to politicians and researchers.
The EMCDDA surprises with a purely informative video illustrating their analysis in their report “Changes in Europe's cannabis resin market“. This surprising gesture by the European Drugs Observatory is obviously not an endorsement of legalization, but it clearly guides its desire to rectify the situation in terms of communication, and prevention. Usually anti-war propaganda drug, the EMCDDA offers us different styles of hash manufacturing, from the traditional sieve method to modern techniques ...
“Cannabis resin production explained”
It is difficult to imagine the United States Agency on Drug Abuse (National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA) to do the same and post us a video like this ...