One of the concerns about Cannabis is that the active ingredient, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can be concentrated and it also can be chemically synthesized. There is very little in the way of regulation in the amount of THC available in a product within states were the recreational use of marijuana is permitted.
The concentration in a joint back in 1975 was less than 1%.
Today, a dab (the term for smoking concentrated THC) can be almost 100% pure.
With Cannabis, the idea, of course, is to ingest whatever amount of THC gives you whatever high you’re trying to achieve. You can smoke it, you can eat it as an edible, and you can also spray it in your mouth, you can inject it, and you put a drop under your tongue.
Cigarettes have been referred to as a nicotine delivery system. With THC, there are a number of delivery systems. Additionally the marijuana plant is probably the least effective way of delivering THC. Today the marijuana plant is an inexpensive way to product THC. Long term, what we might expect is that drug companies will skip the plant and produce THC directly.
In fact, Syndros is the first FDA approved THC concentrate available in liquid form.
This brings us to Dab Fail. Here’s what it looks like if you dab (smoke concentrated THC).
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Of course, advocates of THC see this as a wonderful way to get their high.
The question is whether users will continue to seek higher highs?
Marijuana users believe that THC is not addictive and is not a “gateway drug.” The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes “marijuana use disorder” which is when “the brain adapts to large amounts of the drug by reducing production of and sensitivity to its own endocannabinoid neurotransmitters. In 2015, about 4.0 million people in the United States met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder; 138,000 voluntarily sought treatment for their marijuana use.”
Anecdotally, I hired a salesman several years ago for my company who was a marijuana user. Coming back from a trade show, he begged me to drive him to a pot shop so he’d have enough for the weekend. While he may not have been “addicted,” it was clear that his priority wasn’t working but rather getting high. I fired him two weeks later.
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination, in my view, to see where marijuana plants will become totally obsolete within a very short time should THC be regulated similarly to alcohol. The battle won’t be for “making marijuana legal” but for making THC legal! Once THC is legal, all of the marijuana shops will disappear and be replaced by large corporate conglomerates producing THC products in various concentrations and delivery systems. Can you imagine the opportunity?
As i write this, I realize that legalizing THC is what the corporate conglomerates are all waiting for. Legalizing pot is the step that will allow them to push for demanding consistent concentrations of THC which will ultimately result in marijuana going the way of the DoDo bird. In its place will be government regulated and taxed products sold right along side of Dom Perigon, Thunderbird, and Bud Lite.
There is nothing good about this except for some companies that are going to make a whole lot of money.