Bernd Werse
Goethe University Frankfurt
Publications 30
#1Sharon R. SznitmanH-Index: 15
#2Monica J. BarrattH-Index: 25
Last.Chris WilkinsH-Index: 16
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It is conceivable that cannabis cultivators who grow for medical purposes aim to improve the therapeutic index of their cannabis by attempting to produce particular concentrations of CBD and/or THC. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether small-scale medical cannabis growers differ from those growing for recreational reasons in terms of self-assessed concentrations of THC and CBD in the cannabis they grow.,Data collection was conducted online from a convenience sample of 268 cannabis gro...
#1Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
#2Annemieke Benschop (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 11
Last.Dirk J. Korf (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 20
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Given the multiple ways of regulations and market situations for new psychoactive substances (NPS), it is of interest how NPS users procure their drugs in different countries as well as in different user groups. Data comes from a face-to-face and online survey conducted in six EU countries, covering three groups of current (12-month) adult NPS users: (1) socially marginalized, (2) users in night life, and (3) users in online communities. While the supply situation differed considerably between c...
#1Pekka Hakkarainen (National Institute for Health and Welfare)H-Index: 10
#2Tom DecorteH-Index: 13
Last.Chris Wilkins (Massey University)H-Index: 16
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AbstractAim: To compare characteristics of recreational vs. medical growers in a sample of small-scale cannabis cultivators from 12 countries.Methods: Six thousand eight hundred ninety six respondents who took part in an online survey were divided into three groups as: those who reported growing for recreational use, those cultivating for medical purposes who also reported use of other illegal drugs, and those who reported cultivation for medical use and didn’t use other illegal substances. The ...
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#1Gerrit Kamphausen (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 2
#2Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
Abstract Introduction This article analyses the factors of trust, logistics, and conflict on darknet markets (DNMs) and forums that are dedicated to selling illicit drugs. The analysis is conducted by utilising Elias (1978) theoretical concept of ‘figuration,’ which refers to the communicative constellations that eventuate between actors. Methods A qualitative content analysis was applied to a sample collected from darknet forums related to darknet markets, independent forums with trade sections...
#1Gerrit KamphausenH-Index: 2
#2Bernd WerseH-Index: 6
#1Dirk Egger (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 1
#2Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
Zur Untersuchung der „Problemgruppe“ Drogendealer wurden 40 qualitative Interviews mit sozial unauffalligen „Privatdealern“, Handelserfahrenen aus der „harten Szene“ und Cannabis-Strasenhandler*innen im Raum Frankfurt a. M. gefuhrt. Wahrend sich gehandelte Drogen und Modi des Verkaufs zwischen den drei Gruppen erheblich unterscheiden, ist in allen Gruppen die Finanzierung des eigenen Konsums das wichtigste Initialmotiv fur den Drogenhandel. Die in der Offentlichkeit Handelnden weisen indes weita...
#1Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
#2Gerrit Kamphausen (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 2
Illegale Drogen erreichen die Endverbraucher auf vielfaltigen Wegen: Insbesondere unter sozial unauffalligen Konsumenten wird ein erheblicher Teil der Drogen unentgeltlich weitergeben, etwa bei gemeinsamem Konsum oder Schenkungen. Die Mehrheit der Verkaufsakte findet von Konsument zu Konsument statt. Dabei wird oft kein oder nur ein sehr geringer Profit erzielt. Dennoch kaufen viele Konsumenten auch bei profitorientierten Dealern, sei es privat, auf der Strase oder im Club. Der Ubergang von Soci...
#1Tom Decorte (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
#2Aili Malm (CSU: California State University)H-Index: 12
Last.Vibeke Asmussen Frank (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 12
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It is common practice in survey questionnaires to include a general open and non-directive feedback question at the end, but the analysis of this type of data is rarely discussed in the methodological literature. While these open-ended comments can be useful, most researchers fail to report on this issue. The aim of this article is to illustrate and reflect upon the benefits and challenges of analyzing responses to open-ended feedback questions. The article describes the experiences of coding an...
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#1Bernd WerseH-Index: 6
#2Gerrit KamphausenH-Index: 2
#1Ross Coomber (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 23
#2Leah Moyle (Griffith University)H-Index: 6
Last.Bernd Werse (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Background It is now commonly accepted that there exists a form of drug supply, that involves the non-commercial supply of drugs to friends and acquaintances for little or no profit, which is qualitatively different from profit motivated ‘drug dealing proper’. ‘Social supply’, as it has become known, has a strong conceptual footprint in the United Kingdom, shaped by empirical research, policy discussion and its accommodation in legal frameworks. Though scholarship has emerged in a numbe...
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