May 10, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves | Uncategorized
  • Marijuana and other products containing THC have grown more potent and more dangerous as legalization has made them more widely available. Although decades ago, the THC content of weed was commonly less than 1.5 percent, some products on the market today are more than 90 percent THC. Marijuana-related medical emergencies have landed hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital, and millions are dealing with psychological disorders linked to cannabis use, according to federal research. The federal government has generally taken a hands-off approach. It still bans marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — as a drug with no accepted medical use and a high chance of abuse — under the Controlled Substances Act. But when it comes to cannabis sales, which many states have legalized, the federal government does not regulate attributes like purity or potency. (Article here)