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Cannabis is a mystery plant — the variety of traits that it exhibits keeps surprising scientists, industry, and consumers. Along with an infinite amount of flavors and characteristics, marijuana plants also vary in color. Here’s a little guide for 50 shades of cannabis.
Since the implementation of California’s new and stricter cannabis industry regulation, state licensed labs have tested 10,695 product samples. Around 18% of those failed requirements, which means that these products didn’t meet new standards.
Medical marijuana laws around the country are continually changing. New populations are beginning to explore a therapeutic potential of cannabis. The plant is getting more popular among senior citizens. However, is it right for them? Here’s the answer.
Cannabis has more than 200 bioactive compounds. Most of them are understudied but functions of some of them, like THC, CBD, and terpenes, are well understood. However, cannabis has a substantial hidden potential — take for instance chemical compounds known as flavonoids. Roughly 10% of these are known to be present in cannabis plants.
The popularity of legal cannabis is growing: medical and recreational marijuana is already available in 29 states around the country. According to a recent study, this development caused a beneficial side effect — a significant drop in alcohol sales.