'Dutch Cannabis No Longer so Strong’
AMSTERDAM, 27/06/13 - The THC content in cannabis sold in the Netherlands declined last year to 13.5 percent. In the previous year, the content of the active ingredient was still 15.5 percent, Trimbos Institute’s annual THC monitor shows.
The cabinet wants cannabis sold in Dutch ‘coffee shops’ to have a maximum THC content of 15 percent. Less than10 years ago, the average THC content was over 20 percent. After that, it fluctuated for years between 15 and 18 percent.
For the survey, commissioned by the health ministry, the Trimbos Institute bought cannabis in 48 of the 651 coffee shops in the Netherlands cannabis and analysed it. The average price of the most popular variant is 9.60 euros, 30 cents more than last year.