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Friday, 15 May 2009

Marijuana potency surpasses 10 percent, U.S. says - CNN.com

Oh my, pot potency is on the rise claims CNN. CNN, you should be ashamed, this article is something Fox would pull. The only thing its missing is a "won't somebody please think of the children" rant, oh wait there it is, "The children I'm most worried about are children who are heavy users ... people who use it on a daily basis," said Dr. Lawrence Brain, a child psychiatrist in Maryland. Well Dr. Brain, why not actually think of the children and try to limit the number of children who have easy access to marijuana, why not advocate legalization and regulation.

"I'm not advocating the use of marijuana at all," he said. "But in some ways, it is out there. ... Telling them it's 10 percent -- three times more potent than what their parents smoked -- is not an argument they are likely to buy into or to even utilize in any constructive sort of way.

"I think they do what they do today. I don't think they consider or reflect on what it might have been like 30 years ago."
Gee, really? You think you will have trouble convincing people of the imaginary dangers of more potent pot? Well I wonder why that is, perhaps because they aren't all completely moronic.
Increasing potency is leading to higher admissions to emergency rooms and drug treatment programs, officials say.
What complete and utter nonsense. There is no evidence to this. Sure there has been an increase in the number of emergency room admissions where marijuana was a factor, would you like to know the real reason for this? Simple Doctor's were not asking, now they are required to ask and report any emergency room admission where the person being admitted revealed that they had used marijuana as an admission where marijuana was a factor.

And what about the claim about potency on the rise. Their claim is that in 2008 the average marijuana seized was 10.1% THC, and in 1983 it was reported at 4%. What does this tell us? Diddly squat. Strains are, and have always been all over the map, and not everything seized was being tested back in the 80's. Fluctuations wide or small in the average potency of marijuana happen due to waves of strong or weak depending on where the crops come in best, and who floods the market with cheap weed.

These type articles pop up from time to time, every now and then someone pipes up about the dangers of super powerful weed. They completely ignore all known facts about marijuana and claim our children are in immediate danger of being hopelessly addicted to these super potent strains. Just once I'd like to see main stream media counter these claims.

Marijuana potency surpasses 10 percent, U.S. says - CNN.com

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