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Israeli researchers take buzz out of pot.


Israel is well known as a hub for high-tech research and development. Some of their researchers also appear to be major buzzkills:

Israeli researchers have developed a strain of medicinal marijuana that can ease symptoms of diseases such as arthritis without making patients â??highâ?....

Medical marijuana grower Tikun Olam has been developing a strain of cannabis that is high in CBD but very low in THC. It has managed to create one that has 15.8 percent CBD and less than one percent THC. This new strain is called Avidekel and seems to have the highest CBD to THC ratio of any other variant developed.

Tikun Olamâ??s head of development Zack Klein told Reuters: â??Sometimes the high is not always what they need. Sometimes it is an unwanted side effect. For some of the people itâ??s not even pleasant.â?

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