An examination into the possibility of the UK being a predominantly cannabis producing nation and a methodology of cultivation techniques

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Parker, A., 2016. An examination into the possibility of the UK being a predominantly cannabis producing nation and a methodology of cultivation techniques. Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 2 (2), 00045. ISSN 2469-2794

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Abstract

Previously, the UK has been known to heavily import cannabis from producer countries, more recently vast quantities of cannabis farms are being discovered
throughout the nation. This review aims to analyse the evidence supporting that the UK is now a predominantly cannabis producing nation through the use of seizure statistics and farm discovery data, also to explore cultivation techniques utilised by domestic growers. The UK is highly efficient at producing high quality
sinsemilla cannabis, with the number of commercial farms being discovered more than doubling between 2007/08-2010/11. The quantity of cannabis plant seizures however, has since fallen from 2011/12-2014/15 which the multiple site model explains. Police budgets are believed to be impacting upon seizure statistics explaining the recent decline in cannabis plants and herbal cannabis seizures.
With such large quantities of domestic cannabis being grown, it is surprising that cannabis is still imported. The majority of domestic cannabis growers within the
UK accomplish this indoors; facilitated with artificial lighting, soil or hydroponics
grow mediums and ventilation systems. Further research is needed to indicate whether the UK has the potential to become an exporter of cannabis.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Parker, A.
Publisher: MedCrave Online Journals
Date: 2016
Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISSN: 2469-2794
Rights: © 2016 O’Hagan et al. An international open access journal.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 01 Mar 2016 13:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:59
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27074

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