The lone doctor that is medical the Colorado legislature is looking to cut back the THC content on the most potent cannabis products, among other changes that would have major impacts on the state’s cannabis industry.
State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a pediatrician and Thornton Democrat, said she is still revising the bill she plans to introduce this month, but one of the main provisions would ban marijuana that is legal above 15% THC — the psychoactive substance accountable for the cannabis high. The ban would apply to flower and edibles. THC in flower items can fill up near to 30per cent, while concentrates generally operate at 70-80%.
“Even I think it’s an important conversation,” Caraveo told The Denver Post on Thursday if it’s the start of a conversation. “We led the way with legalization, but it doesn’t mean we should never look at the issue of marijuana again. … My role as a physician is that you continue to look at the evidence.”
A recent report on THC by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment raised red flags about high-potency products.
“Use of cannabis with higher content that is THC12-18% THC) was associated with diagnosis of a psychotic condition in adulthood, aside from youth cannabis punishment status,” the report stated, adding that there’s been a rise in usage of high-potency concentrates among youth. [Read more at The Denver Post]