Slate Covers Reuters "Superpotent Weed" Story

posted May 9, 11:03 PM by Puffo

Slate has done up an excellent analysis of a Reuters story on marijuana potency that has been making its rounds online this last week. Apparently there may be a few problems with it.

What matters isn’t how strong the material is, but how intoxicated the users get. And there’s lots of evidence that marijuana users tend to have a target level of intoxication and learn how to titrate dosage to reach that level. Studies that ask marijuana users to roll a joint have found that the average size has halved, from about half a gram to about a quarter of a gram, and there’s anecdotal evidence that sharing a single joint has become more common.