Monday, June 17Urban Hippie

Author: Mark Kaufman

Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get?

Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get?

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. These days, there's a lot of potent weed to choose from. Take, for example, "Grandaddy Purple," "Matanuska Thunder Fuck," and "Gorilla Glue # 4," to name a few. After the recent midterm elections, there are now 32 U.S. states where marijuana is legal for adults, recreationally, medically, or both. Increased legalization naturally opens up a larger market and incentives for businesses to grow finer, more competitive cannabis products. For better or worse, that often means marijuana strains with higher contents of THC — the natural psychoactive chemical that binds
Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don't really know why

Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don't really know why

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This post is part of Mashable's Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen.  "Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark," a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning "potheads" not to drive on 4/20. While stoners may roll their eyes at the stereotyping, science, it seems, is on the police department's sideWeed impairs our ability to think, organize, and pay attention, studies have shown. And it's not usually associated with productivity and motivation. Yet, some users feel more focused, even productive, after consuming or smoking weed — even though there's no scientific evidence cannabis acts upon the motivational circuits in our brains.  Read more...More about Sci