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According to Motherboard (This article and its images were originally posted on Motherboard November 28, 2018 at 09:40AM.)
Humans have been consuming cannabis for millennia, but scientists are still largely in the dark about the devil’s lettuce. Thanks to new research, we now have a potential answer to one enduring pot science mystery: Why does weed have the special chemical compounds that affect humans, and other plants don’t?
I speak, of course, of THC and CBD, compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in cannabis and have various effects on humans. THC is well-known as the main psychoactive component in cannabis (i.e. it gets you high), and CBD has recently become fashionable as an ingredient in everything from drinks to cosmetics.
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