Ancient Viruses Are Probably Why Weed Has THC and CBD

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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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This article and images were originally posted on [Motherboard] November 28, 2018 at 09:40AM. Credit to the original author and Motherboard | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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