By Rachel Berkowitz, Scientific American on July 4, 2023
Researchers used a smoking machine to test the intensity of marijuana rolled into joints.
If you want to get very high quickly, you might think smoking cannabis with the greatest possible concentration of cannabinoids—such as the plant’s main intoxicating ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—is the best way to go. But new research suggests this is not so simple. Using a smoking machine to test the intensity of individual marijuana joints, researchers now find that how much active ingredient gets from such a cigarette to your mouth depends largely on how the joint is engineered.
As cannabis becomes legal in more jurisdictions, it is increasing in popularity. The drug is currently consumed by 209 million global users. It is important for companies that sell legally authorized marijuana products to standardize their merchandise so consumers—including those who use it as medication—know exactly what they are buying.
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