Some say the good book approves of kind bud.
Published: June 26, 2013
One of the biggest arguments against hemp has been that law enforcement is too stupid to tell the difference between a hemp plant and a marijuana plant — and apparently it’s too onerous to
analyze it, scientifically. That nonsense is continued in the talking points. Also, since there are very small amounts of THC in hemp, it is possible to turn “low-grade marijuana into high-grade hashish oil.” That may be possible if you got a few pounds of hemp lying around, but why would you bother when, in most cases, you don’t have to work that hard to find the good stuff. It’s just not worth the bother.
Brains on Pot
Contrary to a formerly popular anti-drug ad, the brains of marijuana users do not look like fried eggs. Authors reporting a study in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (Biological) suggest that activating the brain’s cannabinoid system, which marijuana does, may prevent or reverse brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease through a sort of antioxidant cleanse that removes damaged cells. Could it be that everything we thought we knew about marijuana is wrong?
Larry Gabriel is a writer, musician and former editor of Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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