Microscopic Morphology of Marijuana Ash

    Volume 19, Issue 2 (April 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1974

    Page Count: 7


    Morton, CV
    Associate professor of criminalistics, California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

    De Forest, PR
    Associate professor of criminalistics and graduate student, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.

    Henderson, RA
    Associate professor of criminalistics and graduate student, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, New York, N.Y.

    (Received 21 May 1973; accepted 25 July 1973)

    Abstract

    The common methods for the identification of marijuana depend on the chemical reactions of certain of the resin components with various color reagents or upon an examination of the leaf fragments and other parts of the plant under the stereoscopic-binocular microscope. Comprehensive studies of both chemical [1,2] and morphological [3] methods have led investigators to conclude that the two approaches are complementary. A combination of the two provides experienced analysts with a very reliable means for identifying cannabis fragments [4].


    Paper ID: JFS10185J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10185J

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