Today's marijuana is not safe (or legal) for teens and young adults under age 21. The super high THC levels are associated with IQ loss, increased anxiety, psychosis, and emergency room visits. The brain is still maturing until age 25, and marijuana can hurt its development. Learn more below! Email to join our monthly Marijuana Committee (1st Thursdays at 4pm).
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What is the "new" marijuana?
FAQ: The New Marijuana
Marijuana today has been bred to be much stronger than in the past. Adults who used it when they were in school were using a much less potent drug.
The amount of THC--the ingredient that gets you high--tripled from the 1970s to the 1990s and tripled again between 1995 (4%) and 2014 (12%). In CT, marijuana plant products will be sold at up to 30% THC.
Plus, today's marijuana is commonly vaped or used in concentrated form (dabs, wax, shatter), which can have up to 96% THC. THC levels over 10% can produce anxiety, agitation, and even psychosis. In CT, concentrates can be sold up to 60%.