Explosion of New Drugs in Europe and Norway

According to Norwegian News Agency -ANB’s report, more than 25 new drugs have found their way to Norway this year.

This is the largest number ever reported in a single year, an increase from 24 in 2009. 

National Institute of Drug Abuse (SIRUS) does not expect a decline in the following year. A synthetic cannabis, called cathinones (mephedrone, MDPV), accounts for most of the increase.

Also, the annual report by the European Drug Agency describes a marked change in the European cannabis market. The general trend is that the imported drug is now being replaced by products grown within the host countries’ borders. 29 of the 30 European countries report to the EU drugs agency that there is a certain cultivation of marijuana and hashish. 

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