Dear Stoner: I can go into Total Wine and purchase thousands of dollars’ worth of alcohol in “kid-friendly” flavors like whipped cream, candy and chocolate. If I can purchase enough alcohol to kill several adults as a private citizen, why is marijuana THC content an issue?
Dear K: Some forms of marijuana and THC are still newer and scarier than alcohol, even to people who voted in favor of legalization. The argument behind a THC potency cap or limiting marijuana sales largely centers around youth use, which has remained flat in Colorado since recreational dispensaries opened. However, use of THC concentrate among kids more than doubled from 2015 to 2019, according to a state study, and parents and addiction specialists want action.
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