Marijuana Potency Surpasses 10 Percent, U.S. Says

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The average potency of marijuana passes 10 percent, gov’t officials say
Officials warn marijuana’s rise in potency poses a serious risk to youth drug users
Scientists fear marijuana potency could reach 15 percent in the next 10 years

By Jeanne Meserve and Mike M. Ahlers CNN

“The average potency of marijuana, which has risen steadily for three decades, has exceeded 10 percent for the first time, the U.S. government will report on Thursday.
Scientists working for the government predict that potency, as measured by the drug’s concentration of the psychoactive ingredient THC, will continue to rise.”

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