The unintended consequences of more potent pot

Rev. Hellh0und

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The unintended consequences of more potent pot

The unintended consequences of more potent pot

Wang's findings from Colorado's Children's Hospital are included in a new nationwide study that showed a 27% increase in children and teenagers getting emergency treatment for marijuana toxicity. Seventy percent of the cases occurred in states with legalized marijuana.

"In severe circumstances, it can affect how they're breathing and make them comatose and be put on a ventilator," Wang said.

An exponential increase in marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, THC, is at the center of the crisis. THC content has spiked from 3.7% to more than 20% -- and some cannabis concentrates contain close to 100% THC.

Twenty-year-old Colton said that his addiction to marijuana began when the drug was legalized five years ago while he was attending high school in Colorado.

"Once it was legalized, it was so… easy to get in its strongest form straight from the dispensary," Colton said. His father, Andrew Brandt, believes the high levels of THC fueled his son's addiction.

"This is nuclear strength… you know, rocket science Ph.D.s coming in and making this stuff stronger than any strains of weed anyone has ever known," he said.

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Lol, reefer madness part deux!

addiction, ventilators!
 

johnflesh

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Reminds me of binge drinking - ingesting pot at 100% THC levels.

Some of the top shelf leaf pot here is 27-33%.

Those concentrates are mental fuckery.
 
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The unintended consequences of more potent pot

The unintended consequences of more potent pot

Wang's findings from Colorado's Children's Hospital are included in a new nationwide study that showed a 27% increase in children and teenagers getting emergency treatment for marijuana toxicity. Seventy percent of the cases occurred in states with legalized marijuana.

"In severe circumstances, it can affect how they're breathing and make them comatose and be put on a ventilator," Wang said.

An exponential increase in marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, THC, is at the center of the crisis. THC content has spiked from 3.7% to more than 20% -- and some cannabis concentrates contain close to 100% THC.

Twenty-year-old Colton said that his addiction to marijuana began when the drug was legalized five years ago while he was attending high school in Colorado.

"Once it was legalized, it was so… easy to get in its strongest form straight from the dispensary," Colton said. His father, Andrew Brandt, believes the high levels of THC fueled his son's addiction.

"This is nuclear strength… you know, rocket science Ph.D.s coming in and making this stuff stronger than any strains of weed anyone has ever known," he said.

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Lol, reefer madness part deux!

addiction, ventilators!
I was told for years it wasn't addicting, yet inmates often told another story.
 
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I'll lose sleep over this when we get a better handle on handing out psychotropic drugs like Tic-tacs. *shrug*
 
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Reminds me of binge drinking - ingesting pot at 100% THC levels.

Some of the top shelf leaf pot here is 27-33%.

Those concentrates are mental fuckery.
Have read that the biggest problem is with the consumables (brownies/candy). Which is pretty easy to see.

When smoking pot (in decades long past) it was easy to realize when one was thoroughly wasted. Steering yourself away from taking another hit.

With a supercharged brownie there is the delay factor, along with the detail that you are trusting the information on the label as to what "dosage" you are subjecting yourself to.

Don't know the stats....but can see this becoming more and more of an issue with driving under the influence. (Non-alcohol.)





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