(NPR) — The U.S. Surgeon General says no amount of marijuana is safe for adolescents and pregnant women.
He told NPR many people aren't aware of how potent it can be: “This is not your mother's marijuana.”.
As more than 30 states have liberalized marijuana laws, the use and potency of the drug have increased. The surgeon general says there's no safe amount of marijuana for adolescents and pregnant women.
The surgeon general told NPR in an interview that many people are not aware of just how potent the drug can be.
“This is not your mother's marijuana,” he said. The THC concentration in marijuana plants has increased threefold between 1995 and 2014, according to the report, and concentrated products can contain up to 75% THC.
Surveys show that an increasing number of adolescents and pregnant women use the drug, which can be eaten, smoked or vaped.