Parents may recall the nicknames for the low-potency pot of earlier eras: ditch weed, schwag, brick weed. THC potency, the chemical in marijuana responsible for most of its psychoactive effects, averaged just 3.7% THC in the early 1990s.
Now...average potency of flowers/buds in Colorado is 17.1% and marijuana industry websites boast strains can reach 30%. Furthermore, marijuana concentrates average 62.1% but potency rates of up to 95% have been recorded. 

The scientific research is clear that marijuana can permanently harm teens’ developing brains. These skyrocketing THC potencies raise the stakes considerably for Colorado youth.  



Ultra-Potent Pot: Growing Risks & Impacts




This is dabbing, an increasingly popular way to smoke ultra-potent marijuana.
With a blowtorch and nearly pure THC resin, it's a far cry from the relatively low-THC joints of earlier decades. Hear from a Colorado high school student, his mother, a prosecutor and an adolescent addiction specialist. Plus learn about the impacts on Pueblo.



Learn More About the Impacts of Marijuana:

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Most Powerful Pot in the World

Colorado pot is viewed as the most “powerful” (potent pot) in the world by sheriffs from 11 surrounding areas. The article below highlights how Amsterdam is treating pot with THC levels over 15% as a hard drug while there are no THC content limits on

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Just How Safe Are Edibles?!

Out-of-state journalist expresses shock and dismay at the health and safety dangers of highly potent edibles being sold in Colorado. by Marshall Allen ProPublica, April 7, 2014, 10 a.m.

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Reports on Increasing THC Levels

PBS reports on how THC potency of marijuana has dramatically increased. We already know lower levels of THC can permanently impact the developing brain. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any research conducted on what the additional health impacts will b

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Scary Facts On Wax

Every middle and high school student and parent needs to be aware of marijuana “wax”, a pure form of THC that is being sold legally in Colorado stores. It remains illegal everywhere else in the world because of the extremely dangerous health and safet