Tuesday, May 01, 2007

It's a Great Time to Be a Pot, Cokehead

Reports last week show the potency of pot and cocaine are on the rise. Good news if you're into that kind of thing. But you should never use drugs. Drugs are dangerous. They can cause brain damage (then again, so can migraines).

Anyway, if you're into grass, a University of Mississippi study shows average THC levels are at 8.5 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in 1988. (Read full story from Reuters here.)

As far as blow, if you're into this stuff, there's good news and really good news. First, potency is up, according to the latest DEA numbers. (Read full story at ABC News.) They don't have a percentage, like our friend from the University of Mississippi have for pot, but the DEA says that purity has "trended somewhat toward former levels." Purity levels had been sliding since the US launched its $5 billion Plan Columbia to fight the coke trade. Initially, the plan seemed to be working as cocaine prices rose and purity dropped. But all that has changed. Thus the really good news for coke fans, "retail" prices have dropped by 11 percent since February 2005. Sounds like the DEA needs a new Plan.

For all you fans of marijuana and cocaine, be careful. This ain't your poppa's bag.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.