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They must be smokin’ the garb Vito is deal’n

May 14, 2009

Marijuana potency surpasses 10 percent, U.S. says

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) — The average potency of marijuana, which has risen steadily for three decades, has exceeded 10 percent for the first time, the U.S. government will report on Thursday.

Scientists working for the government predict that potency, as measured by the drug’s concentration of the psychoactive ingredient THC, will continue to rise.

At the University of Mississippi’s Potency Monitoring Project, where thousands of samples of seized marijuana are tested every year, project director Mahmoud ElSohly said some samples have THC levels exceeding 30 percent.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/05/14/marijuana.potency/index.html

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2 comments

  1. So what? This is akin to saying that Vodka is a KILLER, but beer is ok.

    If it’s stronger, you smoke LESS to get the same buzz. Smoke less = fewer inhaled chemicals/carcinogens. Isn’t that a GOOD thing?

    Marijuana is not harmless, but the ‘War on Drugs’ is far MORE harmful yet! 800,000 AMERICANS were arrested for it last year, those folks face losing the jobs, their homes, their children, for what?! Enjoying a different intoxicant than alcohol? An intoxicant that is less physically addictive than caffeine? Does NOT cause lung cancer or COPD? Does not make it’s users violent or inappropriately confident of their abilities? Do you think that if marijuana were legal, 800,000 people would fall ‘victim’ to it? Would they become so addicted they would lose their jobs? Their homes? Their CHILDREN? If you think so, you know NOTHING about marijuana.

    Marijuana Prohibition is FOOLISH. It is a PLANT. Would you outlaw the Maple tree if it’s leaves could get people high? NO! You would inform them of the negative consequences, and let them MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES! This is America, we’re supposed to be free to do as we wish, as long as our activities harm NO ONE but ourselves.

    It’s time to STOP the vilification, demonization and incarceration of Cannibis Afficianados. The VAST majority of us are hard-working, tax-paying, home-owning, citizens, who simply prefer to relax with a substance other than alcohol. Stop making us criminals for the ignorance and FAILURE of the LOST ‘War on Drugs.’


  2. You are correct sir.



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