At the University of Mississippi's Potency Monitoring Project, where thousands of samples of seized marijuana are tested every year, project director Mahmoud ElSohly said some samples have THC levels exceeding 30 percent.

Average THC concentrations will continue to climb before leveling off at 15 percent or 16 percent in five to 10 years, ElSohly predicted.

The stronger marijuana is of particular concern because high concentrations of THC have the opposite effect of low concentrations, officials say. |CNN|

Is the Potency Monitoring Project hiring? I've got some methodological innovations that I'd like to field test.

More seriously, I'd like to know the basis of ElSohly's hypothesis about future patterns of potency growth. My bullshit theory is that he thinks that border brick weed, now testing at an all time high of 7.3%, will never approach the 30% THC concentration found in the dankest buds.

But what the hell does that third paragraph mean about "the opposite effect"? Is the point that ditch weed doesn't get you high? Because I figured that out the hard way years ago, and it doesn't make me think that high potency is any kind of problem.

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