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Israeli scientists invent marijuana ‘without the high’

AFP

June 3, 2012 | 12:09 am

Several varieties of marijuana buds are displayed for sale at a medical marijuana center in Denver, Colorado in this April 2, 2012 file photo. Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

Several varieties of marijuana buds are displayed for sale at a medical marijuana center in Denver, Colorado in this April 2, 2012 file photo. Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but does not induce any of the feelings normally associated with smoking marijuana that are brought on by the substance THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.

“It has the same scent, shape and taste as the original plant—it’s all the same—but the numbing sensation that users are accustomed to has disappeared,” said Tzahi Klein, head of development at Tikkun Olam, the firm that developed the species.

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