Quick, what are the top two reasons that people smoke weed?
Finished? The answers are:
1. To get high.
2. To get high and relieve pain.
A new medicinal marijuana farm has just taken the fun part out of both of those.
Tikun Olam, a plantation in northern Israel, has just developed a new strain of sticky that barely has ANY tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the stuff that gets you stoned, bro.
It's called Avidekel, and is about to start clinical trials. It contains less than one percent THC, compared to their most popular strand, which sits pretty at 23 percent.
Avidekel continues to contains a 16 percent concentration of CBD, though, which is an anti-inflammatory that can offer pain relief without the high.
Here's what one of the guys who developed it said:
"It has the same scent, shape and taste as the original plant — it's all the same — but the numbing sensation that users are accustomed to has disappeared. Many of our patients who tried the new plant come back to us and say: 'You tricked me,'" because they assumed they had been given a placebo."
"We bought all these Doritos! Now what do we do with them??"
We're sure that this will be an incentive for those who want a natural remedy, but don't really like the feeling of being stoned.
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