Will Stewart, VP Corporate Communications, and Public Affairs at Tokyo Smoke, notes that the social consumption patterns of the ’60s & ’70s have remained a part of the culture today with many people choosing to engage in consumption at events, with groups of friends, and as part of larger gatherings. The doctor who kickstarted medicinal cannabis research. Raphael Mechoulam, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discovered delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). His team researched cannabinoids and metabolites extensively, later discovering the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), which occurs naturally in the body. Through his studies, he was able to find that each person reacts differently to THC, with the human body containing receptors and compounds, similar to that in cannabis.
His team named it the endocannabinoid system, which has been described by some as the body’s natural THC. When it comes to the question of potency, THC plays a big role. Throughout the 60s and 70s, according to Leafly, a majority of cannabis was imported illegally to the US from outside countries, mainly Colombia. While we’ll often hear tales of “ hippie weed ” being so much better than our weed today, the journey between the farmers and consumer took much longer, causing the THC levels to decrease over time as the oxidation would take effect. Lisa Campbell, cannabis portfolio specialist with Lifford Wine and Spirits, explains: “Back in the 60s and 70s, there were a limited variety of strains and a majority of the products available were imported.” According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), the average potency of marijuana has increased by a factor of at least three percentage points in the last 20 to 30 years according to one CBS News article. Lab founder and director of research Andy LaFrate, PhD notes that average potencies right now are at 20 percent THC. A lot has changed since the ’60s and ’70s but still, a lot of work needs to be done in terms of legalization, education and strain technology development. “There are thousands of strains available, with domestic cultivation on the rise,” said Campbell, of Lifford, noting that in Europe and the Americas the home-grow movement has resulted in a diversity of genetics combined with sophisticated growing technology. Roach has noted that pending legalization has allowed people the freedom to live free of fear and without stigma, noting, “normalization was the key in ending the war on drugs.
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There are several of these on the market, “cleansing supplements” that, at a glance, seem to be nothing more than herbal energy drinks. On the back of each bottle, the language used is deliberately vague. “Drink the entire bottle 60 to 90 minutes before your desired time .” “Frequent urination indicates that you are experiencing optimal cleansing .” These drinks can be expensive—up to $60 a pop—but that’s a small price to pay when your job may be on the line. They all offer the same thing: a same-day, temporary fix for your THC-tainted piss, so long as you use ‘em exactly as directed. This is a question even the most diligent Googler is wont to find. As it stands, all the available information on these detox drinks seems to be either an obvious paid promotion for one brand or another, or come from anons with usernames like Stoner4Lyfe420 on eight-year old marijuana message board threads. As such, we decided to put three brands to the test: Our test was simple.
We ordered a ten-pack of THC pee tests from Amazon for $7.99, and recruited a regular recreational weed smoker—a 28-year-old woman we’ll call “Jolene”—to test out these drinks over the course of a week without altering her normal weed habits. She’d try out one drink every two days, and take a control test before starting each one to make sure she was still testing positive before drinking them. Then she’d follow the directions on each bottle and see whether she could piss herself clean.