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Measuring illicit cannabis seizures in Canada: PS113-1/2017-2E-PDF

methods, practices and recommendations /

“The measurement of illicit cannabis seizures in Canada was not previously studied in detail. Measuring seizures is important because the data can be analyzed to develop an understanding of many areas of cannabis regulation and enforcement—from trends in criminal methods or enforcement efficiency, to the size and value of illicit markets. This report examines the current methods of measuring the metric of cannabis seizures in Canada, with particular attention paid to the way seizure information is recorded by law enforcement officials. A discussion of potential improvements to the way Canada currently measures the metric of cannabis seizures is presented, including a critical review of which analyses could be undertaken if improvements to seizure reporting were introduced"--Abstract, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Public Safety Canada. Research Division.
Title Measuring illicit cannabis seizures in Canada
Subtitle methods, practices and recommendations /
Series Title Research report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Mesurer les saisies de cannabis illicite au Canada : méthodes, pratiques et recommandations. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 75 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07877-9
Catalogue Number
  • PS113-1/2017-2E-PDF
Subject Terms Narcotics, Narcotic control, Measurement