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When we say “Marijuana” people 
think 5-10% THC.  

But in reality, people have access 
to products today with  
18% - 95% THC
How Many Students Use Marijuana?
From the 2021 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Monitoring the Future Survey

From 2017 to 2019, 

Colorado’s past month use of marijuana, age 15 or younger, increased by 15%.


8th Grade


10th Grade


12th Grade

29% of seniors have used marijuana in the past 12 months.  20.2% of seniors stated they have used in the past 30 days.

 *6.5% of Seniors use daily. 

Marijuana Flower, Concentrate and High Potency THC

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants. There are several types, but for our purposes, we will focus on Marijuana which contains more than .03% THC the psychoactive cannabinoid  found in Cannabis plants.

Marijuana Flower

In the ’60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, marijuana flower contained anywhere between 1-5% THC.  Today, botanists have evolved the marijuana plant and have grown it under perfect conditions to and created strains that contain up to 25% THC. 
This is so much stronger than it used to be.  

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Marijuana Cannabis Vape

Marijuana Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are made from the cannabis flower by separating the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant matter.  What is left is a highly potent product that can be vaped, eaten, or drunk.
Potency can exceed 90% THC.

Dabs - High Potency THC 

Dabs are small amounts or “blobs” of cannabis extracts.  The principal extract used in dabbing is butane hash oil, and it's a waxy residue, made with butane as a solvent.  The potency ranges between 60-99% THC. The Dab is heated and then the vapor passes through a water glass pipe device similar to a bong and is inhaled, or a dab pen is used, which is somewhere between a dab rig and a vape pen. What results is an off-the-chart high! 


Common names for Dabs are Badder, Sauce, Crystalline, Crumble, Wax, Rosin, Honey Oil, and many more cute sounding names.

Marijuana Cannabis Dab Rig
What is Marijuana, and how does it affect users?

These are great videos to help people understand what Marijuana is, and how THC affects the mind and body, as well as it can create or contribute to mental illness!  

Check these out!  

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Whats Wrong with Marijuana?

Dr. Drew Pinsky | December 4, 2023

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How Marijuana Affects the Brain & Body

Dr. Andrew Huberman | January 3, 2023

Many Ways/Methods to Consume Cannabis and THC

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