Why is marijuana education important?

In recent years, Colorado’s marijuana has become a fundamentally different and harder drug, with unprecedented levels of THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient.

Nationally, the potency of marijuana has more than tripled since the mid-1990s, with the average at 12.6 percent THC in 2013, according to the National Drug Control Strategy.

But Colorado’s post-legalization pot has reached even higher levels. Here, the average potency of marijuana flowers/buds is 17.1 percent THC and the average potency of concentrates is 62.1 percent THC, according to the Marijuana Equivalency in Portion and Dosage report, prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Studies have already established that marijuana is harmful to the developing brains of adolescents, so the potential damage of Colorado’s high-potency pot for teens is frightening.

Educate yourself and your children about marijuana.

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