Even WashPo is now recognizing that today’s pot, with its 68% THC levels, is very damaging to young people.
NYT shows that a consistent use of marijuana starting in teenage years leads to a drop in IQ and is a good predictor of an opioid addiction later in life.
(The articles are paywalled, but you can find them if you subscribe).
I hate the fashionable ragging on the Boomers but in this instance it’s justified. They don’t seem to understand that the pot they used 40 years ago is nothing like today’s pot. They weren’t harmed and they now are aggressively legalizing a substance that shares little but the name with the pot of their youth.
I’m glad that even WashPo and NYTimes are starting to pay attention to this issue. It’s tiresome to hear nothing but the antiquated platitudes about pot being less dangerous than cigarettes and alcohol. This might have been true in 1962 but it no longer is.
And I’m not even talking about the societal factors that make it easier to develop addictions today as opposed to several decades ago. For now, I’m concentrating strictly on the THC levels.