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    Scientists Produce THC From Yeast

    Their work is high-minded. Researchers at Germany’s Technical University of Dortmund have discovered a way to yield THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, from the leavening agent responsible for beer and bread. Rather than plans for munchie-inducing microbrews, scientists say the goal is to use it for clinical studies, and to reduce production costs by using chemical synthesis instead of plant derivatives in medicine. They hope to improve their lab-grown version, but admit that cannabis’s ability to organically produce high-grade THC had their team green with envy.

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