Breaking Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions about Cannabis

“Today’s marijuana is more potent than it was in previous generations”

It is absolutely a lot stronger. The amount of the main psychoactive in marijuana — a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — has skyrocketed because of advances in plant breeding and purification over the last few decades. This is not your parents’ marijuana and this is definitely not your grandparents’ marijuana. People need to be aware of that. Some parents might say, ‘oh, I used marijuana pretty regularly when I was a teenager and it was fine.’ But this is a different beast altogether.

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