Cannabis potency numbers can be misleading, Colorado springs independent

A 2015 report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) titled “Marijuana Equivalency in Portion and Dosage” lists the average potency of flower in Colorado at 17.1 percent and concentrates at 62.1 percent. Compare that to national averages of less than 1 percent in the 1970s, according to findings by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and you can see why older folks say that today’s weed ain’t what they smoked at the Dead show back in the day.

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