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Armentano: Marijuana potency warrants more education, regulation

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Those offering dire warnings about the alleged dangers of so-called “highly potent pot” - and demanding that these products be recriminalized - are taking their cues from an age-old playbook.
From the onset of criminal cannabis prohibition, criminalization advocates have sought to rationalize their position by greatly exaggerating the supposed strength of marijuana. In the 1930s, while lobbying for the passage of the first-ever federal ban on cannabis, Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Henry Anslinger testified to Congress that the marijuana of a century ago was so uniquely potent that it...
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