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Will my aches and pains be as high when I can alleviate them by going low?

Oops. Medical marijuana wasn’t supposed to work this way. Which way? The new Israeli way. Seems that researchers in the holy land have “genetically modified” the plant to produce the healing effect — but without the high. It contains Cannabidiol, which makes it marijuana, but does not contain THC, which gives the high. It’s still marijuana; it’s just not intoxicating. No more getting stoned in order to get healed.

If Marijuana 2.0 works as advertised, will the plant retain its allure? Or will the number of dispensaries and users and growers drop? Will they find the new plant, which we’ll call Low Marijuana, since it is alleged to sustain the very same healing power as what we’ll call High Marijuana, remove the mystique, reveal most of its users to be druggies in disguise and kill the burgeoning industry?

Or will Low Marijuana be lobbied against, argued against, condemned and villified, with the very same persistence, determination and strength that has resulted in the legalization of good old High Marijuana in many states?

Or will Low Marijuana be embraced precisely by the medical users? Says one of its Israeli developers: “Sometimes the high is not always what they need. Sometimes it is an unwanted side effect. For some of the people it’s not even pleasant.”

Drop in later. We’ll stay tuned, and turn on another report.

Copyright © 2012 by the Intermountain Jewish News

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:29 )  

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