Science

Raphael Mechoulam discovered THC over 50 years ago. Decades later, he's still convinced cannabis could help millions.

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In response to a rapidly expanding commercial hemp industry driven by interest in products with CBD oil, the University of Connecticut recently opened a laboratory where the plant can be tested for a variety of compounds.

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Coffee and weed are a pairing that is here to stay. They go together like they were made for each other, and maybe they were. But here’s how coffee can throw a wrench into that relationship.

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Before marijuana is ready for sale in Nevada dispensaries, it must first go through a laboratory screening process for a variety of pesticides and contaminants, as well as tests to determine potency levels.

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Scientists have studied the trichomes (or "cellular factories) of the cannabis plant in extreme detail, revealing that flowers with mushroom-shaped hairs are the most potent -- both in terms of smell and cannabinoid content.

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Cannabis flowers contain hundreds of chemical compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes are scented molecules that are responsible for the flavour and aroma of cannabis.

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