The boundless future of cannabinoids in American science

I’m just fascinated by this latest feature I published at Cannabis Business Times. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation devised a “Grand Challenge” to solicit solutions to the multi-billion-dollar problem of zebra mussel and quagga mussel invasions in American waterways. A North Carolina scientist submitted a novel approach that seems to go where no previous answer has gone: a) meet the mussels where they feed, far below the surface and b) hit ’em with a dose of extracted cannabidiol, which, of course, remains a federally banned Schedule-I substance.

But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has left the door open to CBD as a bioremediation tool.

It remains to be seen how the Grand Challenge will play out, but I like learning about the vast spectrum of uses for cannabinoids. This is only the beginning, folks.

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