A new study reveals that cannabis researchers may be able to replace expensive and time-consuming extraction methods with a simple coffee machine.

As more and more countries legalize medical marijuana, the body of research on cannabis is growing exponentially, and much of this new research is focused on the individual cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant — all of which have different potential medical uses and benefits.

Traditionally, scientists have used complicated processes like ultrasound-assisted extraction, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and ion mobility spectrometry to extract these individual cannabinoids.

All of these methods require expensive laboratory equipment, but recently, some scientists have discovered that these costly processes can be effectively replicated by a simple off-the-shelf espresso machine.

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Chris Moore ~ MerryJane.com

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