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Apr 30th 2007

U.S. marijuana grows stronger than before

Marijuana more potent than before.

Cannabis sativa is getting more potent.

The marijuana being sold across the United States is stronger than ever, which could explain a growing number of medical emergencies that involve the drug, government drug experts on Wednesday.

Analysis of seized samples of marijuana and hashish showed that more of the cannabis on the market is of the strongest grade, the White House and National Institute for Drug Abuse said.

I blame global warming.

One Response to “U.S. marijuana grows stronger than before”

  1. There is an interesting article on the BBC web site which gives an explanation of the link between marijuana and psychosis. It suggests:

    THC levels are thought to have doubled in street cannabis in recent years – at the expense of other ingredients which may have a beneficial effect.

    …A separate study has shown that one of these ingredients – cannabidiol (CBD) – has the potential to dampen down psychotic symptoms, and could form the basis of new treatments.

    It would seem that marijuana has been cultivated to maximise THC content whereas a corresponding increase in CBD might be a good idea.

    I thought you might like to know.