Today's Marijuana Is Not Your Father's Marijuana

March 24, 2015 5:50 PM

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iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — It's possible that marijuana smokers from the 1960s and 70s might not be able to handle the potency of the drug that is now legally available in Colorado. In short, it's much, much stronger than what Baby Boomers may have puffed back during their heyday.

The Denver-based testing firm Charas Scientific says that the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana sold in Colorado dispensaries is two to three times greater than what was found in grass from several decades ago. THC is what gets people high.

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