Great news for people who enjoy smoking pot without getting high: A government-approved medical marijuana plantation in northern Israel has created a new, THC-free marijuana strain. Obviously this doesn't make a whole lot of sense for the recreational marijuana smoker, but it's a revolutionary discovery for medical marijuana.
Dubbed "Avidekel," the groundbreaking new strain is a product of Tikun Olam, a marijuana plantation founded in 2004 by a retired biology teacher. Avidekel contains less than one percent THC and allows patients to keep a clear head throughout the day while limiting pain from other diseases. A 35-year-old medical marijuana user in Israel told Reuters, "It's a huge advantage. I can smoke during the day, function with a lot less pain and still be focused, work and drive. It is a great gift," adding "The difference is huge. Before, I would only smoke at the end of the day and stay in pain. My life is so much better."
Hard to say if/when Avidekel will hit dispensaries in the States. If so, will it be the biggest thing since sliced bread?
Above, check out a video of the Tikun Olam greenhouse.