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New chemicals discovered in cannabis, showing how little we still know about cannabis because of nonsensical laws

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  • Italian researchers keep discovering new chemicals in marijuana, the latest being THCP and CBDP, cousins of THC and CBD.
  • These discoveries are made thanks to advancements in mass spectrometry, which enables scientists to weigh atoms and study compounds.
  • Marijuana has more to offer us than we think, but studies like this are limited because of Marijuana’s nonsensical status as illegal drug in most countries.
  • The newly discovered cannabinoids could be the foundation of new treatments for several ailments, but legal issues surrounding cannabis are making it hard to study.

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