Price and potency

In 2003, the average retail price of cannabis resin in the European Union varied from €1.4 per gram in Spain to €21.5 per gram in Norway, while the price of herbal cannabis ranged from €1.1 per gram in Spain to €12 per gram in Latvia (55).

The potency of cannabis products is determined by their content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary active constituent. In 2003, in countries from which data are available, cannabis resin at retail level was reported to have an average THC content that varied from less than 1 % (Poland) to 25 % (Slovakia), while herbal cannabis potency ranged from 1 % (Hungary, Finland) to 20 % (home-grown produced in the Netherlands) (56).


(55) See Table PPP-1 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.

(56) See Table PPP-5 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.