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2018 Threat Assessment report DEA Emerging Threat Report, First Quarter 2018 new!
This report, compiled by the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory's Emerging Trends Program, details drug evidence seized and analyzed in the first quarter of 2018. This is not representative of all evidence analyzed by the DEA, but is a quarterly snapshot of the new psychoactive substance market in the U.S. Read the: Q1 2018 report | 2017 Annual Emergency Threat Report | All archived reports

2018 Threat Assessment report2018 NW HIDTA Threat Assessment & Strategy
Combines law enforcement survey responses, reports from local health departments, and drug seizure data to assess the drug threats in Washington, and creates strategies to address them. The 2018 report includes sections on opioids and overdose, diversion of prescription pain medications, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA. Read the report here.

2018 Threat Assessment report2017 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment
Report from the national Drug Enforcement Administration provides a yearly assessment of the many challenges local communities face related to drug abuse and drug trafficking. Highlights in the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and the hundreds of synthetic drugs. Read the report here.

WA Marijuana Impact Report2017 Washington State Marijuana Impact Report
NW HIDTA's second report on the impacts of legalization of marijuana in Washington examines ten topics: legal overview, regulatory overview, youth impacts, adult impacts, impaired driving, diversion, marijuana-related crime, environmental impacts, the current markets, and the upcoming markets. Read the report here. See also the 2016 report.

Find these and other HIDTA reports and documents on the Publications page.