Weed Around the World Keeps Getting Stronger

While some long for the days of schwag, with its feel-good, mild highs, the weed of the today and presumably the future is going to make you higher than ever, according to the latest study on the matter by researchers in Denmark.

First, let’s back up to the 1970s. Back then, the percentage of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive constituent in marijuana that makes you feel high, was lower because the plants were grown outside, for the most part. Generally, there was very little science involved when compared to today’s methods. Ask anyone around then, and you’ll hear constantly how it was a different time. As such, the THC percentage, on average, was about 8 percent. Today, we’d call it the weak stuff. The weed your dad friend’s dad smoked while listening to Steely Dan could be enjoyed in copious amounts.

In the 1990s, things started to change globally, as the growing process...

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