Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A short profile on a little known THC expert

Little do people know that the test for the use of marijuana has been fine-tuned by a humble and unknown professor at the University of Illinois. Roger Adams, 1889-1971, Boston-born Harvard graduate and a Ph. D. recipient, taught chemistry at the University of Illinois. Together with Sir Alexander T, he succeeded in elucidating the exact structure of tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the active ingredient in marijuana plants. Adams exposed the inaccuracy of the common test for THC administered by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, due to the test detecting a non-narcotic material.

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