Argument: Potent pot is not a new phenomena
- "Legalizing Marijuana Would Allow Regulation of Its Potency". New York Times, Letter to the Editor. February 13, 1994 - "By the late 60's and early 70's, the period of the greatest growth in marijuana's popularity, there was no shortage of highly potent pot. Then, as now, it cost anywhere from three to six times as much as ordinary marijuana, which explains why it was sometimes called 'lawyer's weed' and why most college students and hippies generally smoked less potent varieties. While today's marijuana may on average be somewhat stronger than that smoked 25 years ago -- but not 20 times stronger -- there is nothing new about strong dope."