Why does marijuana cause one person to experience a pleasurable high, and another to experience paralyzing paranoia? A July 5 study out of Western University in Ontario, Canada, may bring us one step closer to an answer. Published in Scientific Reports, the study is one of the few to explore what it deems the “divergent […]

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Today, one particularly interesting economic experiment is playing out in Illinois. The state is going to tax cannabis products based upon their THC percentage, not upon their weight, as most states with adult-use cannabis do today. Cannabis products with less than 35% THC will face a 10% excise tax. Cannabis products with more than 35% […]

A compound called delta-8-THC is becoming increasingly common in concentrated extracts at marijuana dispensaries. But from where did this long-lost sibling of delta-9-THC seemingly suddenly appear? See the original article at Cannabis Now

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recently told The Hill, “The marijuana of even 10 years ago was less than 5 percent THC, which is the product that causes you to get high, which can cause addiction, which can cause problems.” He went on to say that not only is today’s weed stronger, but modern […]

A batch of the indica flower Brownie Scout from Green Thumb Industries recently tested at 37.5% THC, and the growers are calling it an industry record. Brownie Scout is an indica dominant flower bred from Platinum Girl Scout Cookies and another GTI house strain, Great Divide, a cross of Kosher Kush and Phishhead Kush. The […]

A new study produced by a Colorado researcher threatens to upset one of the supposed scientific certainties about impairment and blood-THC levels. In the study, each subject tested positive for THC, but when comparing blood drawn from different parts of the body, researchers found dramatic disparities in THC levels. They also found disparities in THC […]

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by millions of people every day. Contrary to popular media-reports and scientific dogma, the psychoactive chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC,” showed the strongest correlation with […]

A recent study conducted by Swiss researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern found that dabbing did a much better job of getting the total amount of available THC and CBD into your lungs than smoking. In fact, the study published in Forensic Science International found that joints waste 300 percent more THC than dabs. The study […]

A joint Canadian-US effort has identified the genes that produce THC and CBD. While the genome of the cannabis plant was sequenced back in 2011, researchers have struggled to isolate the genes responsible for producing the plant’s two most prominent chemicals, mostly due to what researchers call “junk DNA.” The discovery of the genes will make it […]

When you look at the resin glands or trichomes of a cannabis plant, most of the THC inside those glands is actually THCA. THCA is the acidic precursor of what most people think of as psychoactive THC, which is called delta-9-THC. Through a process called decarboxylation, which refers to the transfer of carbon atoms triggered […]

Overshadowed by the hoopla about CBD, a growing body of evidence points to the effectiveness of THC to treat a spectrum of disorders. CBD alone has already been demonstrated to be medically effective, but researchers determined that adding a “conservative” amount of THC strengthened results. Research at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children found that use […]

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows. Researchers from the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute showed that extremely low doses of THC reduce the production of amyloid beta, found in a soluble form in […]

Rhino Marketing Worldwide, a full-service marketing and communications company with clients like Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffee, Red Bull, Nissan, Stryker Orthopedics and the National Football League, will now add Hemp based beverage products to their portfolio. Totally Hemp Crazy Inc. has announced that they have appointed Rhino Marketing Worldwide, with offices in the USA, Europe […]

Colorado’s edible marijuana manufacturers face new restrictive guidelines related to the  labeling, packaging, and potency of their products. According The Denver Post, the new rules will do away with all single-package edibles that have over 100 milligrams of THC, the maximum amount of the psychoactive component allowed by state law. Products still may contain up to 100 milligrams […]

Cannabis Therapy Corp.  plans to focus on low-THC, CBD-rich hemp in order to bypass one of the major concerns associated with the use of medical marijuana—the psychoactive effect of THC. By using naturally low-THC hemp rather than traditionally high-THC marijuana cultivars, the company aims to develop over-the-counter nutraceutical products that offer the beneficial components of […]

Spain is experiencing a resurgence of hemp, one of the species of cannabis with the lowest THC content, which has been used to produce textile, medicinal and food products. “Hemp production could be a green revolution that would help reduce unemployment in rural areas in these times of economic crisis,” said the president of the […]

The cannabis strain “Stevie Wonder” is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a very high THC count. The strain, which is in fact named after the famous R&B singer, produces a clear-headed mild mental high, qualifying it as a good choice for morning medication. Read Full Story On http://www.thecannabist.co