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    By Alessandro Ford.

    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, known as “concentrates,” use mechanical or chemical separation techniques to create much more potent forms of marijuana by extracting high levels of the drug’s main psychoactive ingredient: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    Hence, while the cheap, low-grade marijuana herb that is mass cultivated in Mexico and Paraguay tends to contain between 2 and 10 percent THC, these concentrated forms of marijuana contain anywhere between 20 to 30 percent – in the case of “hashish” or marijuana resin – and 60 to 90 percent – in the case of highly processed extracts like “THC oil” or “wax.”

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Hashish, Wax, THC Oil: Latin America’s Marijuana Markets Diversify. More #InSightCrime.

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