Accession Number : AD0755858


Title :   Identification of Marijuana and Hashish Smokers


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Mar-31 Oct 1972


Corporate Author : MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO


Personal Author(s) : Woodhouse, Edward J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/755858.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The report details work conducted on a project designed to evaluate a rapid presumptive field test for detection of hashish and hashish smokers. A kit consisting of lip swabs for smokers and a paper strip test for the hashish was devised and evaluated. Twenty kits, each capable of 20 smoker tests and 20 plant-material tests were assembled and dispatched to the Land Warfare Laboratory. The lip swabs were capable of detecting over 70% of persons smoking a normal amount of marijuana or hashish. The paper strip test is very sensitive and suffers only a few interferences. The paper strips are light-sensitive, however, and should be kept in the dark.


Descriptors :   *CANNABIS , TEST METHODS , DRUGS , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , DETECTION , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE