Doctor Paula Riggs, one of the leading experts on early marijuana use, shares research on how marijuana use impacts the health and safety of young users. The Big Deal About Marijuana Use Paula Riggs, MD, explains how marijuana affects health and why users
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.
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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.
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Just as Denver moves full speed ahead with recreational marijuana commercialization and THC potency levels are extremely high, an increasing number of middle and high school students perceive the risks of early marijuana use as low. More students think ma
Marijuana use and cardiovascular complications have been noted by medical scientists in France. Many still believe marijuana to be virtually harmless. Perception of marijuana as a “safe drug” is scientifically inaccurate The nature of the teen