Cannabis has changed over the years!
The potency of cannabis has increased over the years; it is quite different from 30, 40 or 50 years ago. Further, age-related changes make older adult more likely to experience harm from cannabis use; aging changes body and mind functions, altering how cannabis is processed.
Cannabis is a plant-based drug that contains chemicals called cannabinoids. The most common cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC affects your brain making you feel “high”, changing how you think, feel and act. The higher the THC potency, the greater the feeling of intoxication. It is THC that is mostly responsible for the health risks associated with cannabis. CBD does not cause intoxicating effects and can lessen the effects of THC.