The main ingredient in marijuana responsible for its psychoactive, or mood altering, effects is a cannabinoid called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC” for short. In combination with other cannabinoids, the amount of THC in marijuana determines the strength of the effect of the drug. The level of THC in marijuana is not always the same.
Today’s marijuana is too strong, and that’s bad for new business.
My brother is a weed scientist. Every weekday morning, he drives to work in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, throws on a lab coat with “Northwest Botanical Analysis” stitched over the pocket, and starts putting tiny samples of ganja through a gas chromatography machine, among other gadgets.
This year has already been a huge one for marijuana and pot policy, and if you don’t know why, this quiz is already looking pretty tough. Whether you’re an occasional toker, a hardcore marijuana policy expert or just love the fact that the substance has about 3 million different nicknames, take the quiz below and test how much you really know about pot, weed, ganja, grass, chronic, green, reefer, etc.
More than a dozen people in New York City were hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana over the last few days, officials said.
American teens’ use of marijuana doesn’t increase when states approve the drug for medical use, a new study finds.
“Any time a state considers legalizing medical marijuana, there are concerns from the public about an increase in drug use among teens,” principal investigator Dr. Esther Choo, an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, said in a hospital news release.