UBC Researchers Discover 21 New Cannabinoids
The legal cannabis industry may be worth billions of dollars, and is only expected to continue growing in the coming years.
However, the solid evidence that we have so far when it comes to the cannabis plant is still in its infancy. Sure, we know from research and anecdotal evidence that it can help treat, cure, and prevent a number of conditions. But there is still a lot we don’t know, especially when it comes to the compounds in the cannabis plant.
For many of us, walking into a cannabis dispensary is akin to the experience a child has walking into a candy store. The sheer variety of cannabis strains is overwhelming, with names like Afghan Kush or Pineapple Express eliciting delightful feelings as we anticipate the varying highs we get to enjoy with each strain. A licensed dispensary would also provide the strain’s THC and CBD levels, the main compounds in the plant, offering insight on the therapeutic and recreational effects that smoking each of these strains would have. But science tells us that the chemical makeup of each strain, that we know of so far, might actually not have any truth to it at all. In other words, all weed could pretty much be the same.
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