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):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE