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Is the marijuana of today more potent than the pot smoked decades ago? (Photo: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Is the marijuana of today more potent than the pot smoked decades ago? (Photo: Drug Enforcement Agency)

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On The Eve Of Legalization Votes, Marijuana Potency On The Rise

Chris Lehman
08/24/2012

This week, we're taking a look at some of the claims made about marijuana. Voters in Oregon and Washington will decide this November whether to legalize marijuana. Ballot measures in both states would allow the drug to be sold in state–licensed stores. The Oregon initiative would allow people to grow their own.

One of the claims made by opponents of the legalization measures is that today's marijuana is much more potent than the marijuana smoked decades ago. KUOW's Chris Lehman looked into whether that is true.

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