On 25 August, a report from Insight Crime says that a series of seizures and drug raids across Latin America have revealed how previously niche high-strength marijuana products are establishing themselves within the region’s drug markets.  These products are known as “concentrates” and use mechanical or chemical separation techniques to create much more potent forms of marijuana by extracting high levels of THC.  Low-grade marijuana herb that is mass cultivated tends to contain between 2% and 10% THC, while concentrated forms of marijuana contain anywhere between 20% to 30% – in the case of “hashish” or marijuana resin – and 60% to 90% – in the case of highly processed extracts like “THC oil” or “wax”.  In the article InSight Crime examines 5 countries at the forefront of this development.


Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed!  I have a page where you can do so, and where one-off contributions start as low as $3, at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: