“It’s actually unclear how much potency has increased over time. But even if it has, why would marijuana suddenly start causing new chronic psychotic disorders now? Hashish, which can have a THC content of more than 40 percent, has existed for centuries, and high THC marijuana has been available to those willing to pay for it since the 1970s, if not earlier.”
It’s Reefer Madness all over again, somehow.
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How incomplete government data encourages a pervasive pot myth ADRIENNE LAFRANCEMAR 6, 2015