Skunk Alert: Marijuana is NOT Safer than Alcohol
Part 9 of a 9 part series
Unlike alcohol which consists of one chemical that is excreted from the body in a matter of hours, marijuana is fat-soluble, one half of which stays in the body and brain for a month, compounding with
each additional joint; longer than any other drug. It consists of 483 chemicals that turn into over
2,000 when smoked, and 61 cannabinoids all of which are bioactive and some are psychoactive.
The main psychoactive drug is THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol). The THC content of marijuana has increased from ½ to 2% in the 60’s and 70’s to as high as 40% in smoked form, and 95% as wax or BHO (Butane Hemp Oil). While alcohol in moderation can even be beneficial, as with a glass or two of wine, today’s high potency pot, called Skunk, is primarily consumed just to get high, and with it are many serious harms to adolescent brains.
Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana.
See the first post in the series: Marijuana is Worse than Tobacco.