The NEWS is proud to announce its first news staff has formed to enhance the breaking story of GMO pot, ‘Monsanto Gold‘, being sold to legal stoners at upwards of $65/eighth. What makes this new pot so addictive* are the tweaked, read GMO cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are a group of terpenophenolic compounds present in Cannabis (”Cannabis sativa”) and occur naturally in the nervous and immune systems of animals, read mammals. The broader definition of cannabinoids refers to a group of substances that are structurally related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or that bind to cannabinoid receptors hardwired inside every [human] brain.
The term ”cannabinoids” also refers to a unique group of secondary metabolites found in the cannabis plant, which are responsible for the plant’s peculiar pharmacological effects.
At the present time, there are three general types of cannabinoids: ”phytocannabinoids” occur uniquely in the cannabis plant; ”endogenous cannabinoids” are produced in the bodies of humans and other animals; and ”synthetic cannabinoids” are similar compounds produced in a laboratory.
Sold in convenience stores and ‘head shops’, the fake weed is packaged in brightly colored wrappers, and are sold as herbal smoking blends, legal bud, herbal smoke, marijuana alternatives, fake weed or herbal buds. Synthetic marijuana is not new; it has been on the market since the early 2000s. In late 2010, the DEA began banning substances used to make the drug after recording and analyzing the synthetic chemicals that are said to produce the same high as THC, those most responsible for marijuana’s psychological effects.
It is believed that those compounds can be the difference from a ‘normal’ high, and one that induces the scary ‘Zombie-effect’. There have been several stories in the media that have cited people actually eating pets and biting people and having a seemingly Zombie reaction. It is called that because the reaction to the compounds cause extreme anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks, alienation/disassociation, psychotic episodes and hallucinations, which are the most common reported side effects.
(NEWS Intern SkyHigh contributed to this report – Ed; *- see pages 308-309 in Memoirs of Mr. Pete, the only pot memoirs book that’s Nurse Approved)1 comment