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Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries

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Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation : sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries. / Potter, Gary; Barratt, Monica; Malm, Aili; Bouchard, Martin; Blok, Thomas; Christensen, Anne-Sofie; Decorte, Tom; Frank, Vibeke Asmussen; Hakkarainen, Pekka; Klein, Axel; Lenton, Simon; Perälä, Jussi; Werse, Bernd; Wouters, Marije.

In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 226-237.

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Potter, G, Barratt, M, Malm, A, Bouchard, M, Blok, T, Christensen, A-S, Decorte, T, Frank, VA, Hakkarainen, P, Klein, A, Lenton, S, Perälä, J, Werse, B & Wouters, M 2015, 'Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 226-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.12.007

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Potter, G., Barratt, M., Malm, A., Bouchard, M., Blok, T., Christensen, A-S., Decorte, T., Frank, V. A., Hakkarainen, P., Klein, A., Lenton, S., Perälä, J., Werse, B., & Wouters, M. (2015). Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(3), 226-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.12.007

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Potter G, Barratt M, Malm A, Bouchard M, Blok T, Christensen A-S et al. Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2015 Mar 1;26(3):226-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.12.007

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Potter, Gary ; Barratt, Monica ; Malm, Aili ; Bouchard, Martin ; Blok, Thomas ; Christensen, Anne-Sofie ; Decorte, Tom ; Frank, Vibeke Asmussen ; Hakkarainen, Pekka ; Klein, Axel ; Lenton, Simon ; Perälä, Jussi ; Werse, Bernd ; Wouters, Marije. / Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation : sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries. In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 226-237.

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title = "Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries",
abstract = "BackgroundThis article aims to provide an overview of: demographic characteristics; experiences with growing cannabis; methods and scale of growing operations; reasons for growing; personal use of cannabis and other drugs; participation in cannabis and other drug markets; contacts with the criminal justice system for respondents to an online survey about cannabis cultivation drawn from eleven countries (N = 6530). Important similarities and differences between the national samples recruited will be discussed.MethodsThis paper utilizes data from the online web survey of predominantly {\textquoteleft}small-scale{\textquoteright} cannabis cultivators in eleven countries conducted by the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC). Here we focus primarily on descriptive statistics to highlight key similarities and differences across the different national samples.ResultsOverall there was a great deal of similarity across countries in terms of: demographic characteristics; experiences with growing cannabis; methods and scale of growing operations; reasons for growing; use of cannabis and other drugs; participation in cannabis and other drug markets, and; contacts with the criminal justice system. In particular, we can recognise that a clear majority of those small-scale cannabis cultivators who responded to our survey are primarily motivated for reasons other than making money from cannabis supply and have minimal involvement in drug dealing or other criminal activities.ConclusionsThese growers generally come from {\textquoteleft}normal{\textquoteright} rather than {\textquoteleft}deviant{\textquoteright} backgrounds. Some differences do exist between the samples drawn from different countries suggesting that local factors (political, geographical, cultural, etc.) may have some influence on how small-scale cultivators operate, although differences in recruitment strategies in different countries may also account for some differences observed.",
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author = "Gary Potter and Monica Barratt and Aili Malm and Martin Bouchard and Thomas Blok and Anne-Sofie Christensen and Tom Decorte and Frank, {Vibeke Asmussen} and Pekka Hakkarainen and Axel Klein and Simon Lenton and Jussi Per{\"a}l{\"a} and Bernd Werse and Marije Wouters",
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RIS

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AU - Potter, Gary

AU - Barratt, Monica

AU - Malm, Aili

AU - Bouchard, Martin

AU - Blok, Thomas

AU - Christensen, Anne-Sofie

AU - Decorte, Tom

AU - Frank, Vibeke Asmussen

AU - Hakkarainen, Pekka

AU - Klein, Axel

AU - Lenton, Simon

AU - Perälä, Jussi

AU - Werse, Bernd

AU - Wouters, Marije

PY - 2015/3/1

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N2 - BackgroundThis article aims to provide an overview of: demographic characteristics; experiences with growing cannabis; methods and scale of growing operations; reasons for growing; personal use of cannabis and other drugs; participation in cannabis and other drug markets; contacts with the criminal justice system for respondents to an online survey about cannabis cultivation drawn from eleven countries (N = 6530). Important similarities and differences between the national samples recruited will be discussed.MethodsThis paper utilizes data from the online web survey of predominantly ‘small-scale’ cannabis cultivators in eleven countries conducted by the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC). Here we focus primarily on descriptive statistics to highlight key similarities and differences across the different national samples.ResultsOverall there was a great deal of similarity across countries in terms of: demographic characteristics; experiences with growing cannabis; methods and scale of growing operations; reasons for growing; use of cannabis and other drugs; participation in cannabis and other drug markets, and; contacts with the criminal justice system. In particular, we can recognise that a clear majority of those small-scale cannabis cultivators who responded to our survey are primarily motivated for reasons other than making money from cannabis supply and have minimal involvement in drug dealing or other criminal activities.ConclusionsThese growers generally come from ‘normal’ rather than ‘deviant’ backgrounds. Some differences do exist between the samples drawn from different countries suggesting that local factors (political, geographical, cultural, etc.) may have some influence on how small-scale cultivators operate, although differences in recruitment strategies in different countries may also account for some differences observed.

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KW - Drug markets

KW - Online survey

KW - International comparative research

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JO - International Journal of Drug Policy

JF - International Journal of Drug Policy

SN - 0955-3959

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