TIL scientists “hacked” the genetic code of brewer’s yeast to produce cannabis compounds. They inserted genes from cannabis plants into the yeast’s genetic code which allowed it to produce CBD and THC. Their end goal is to allow large scale cannabinoid production without cultivation.
TIL chronic cannabis users can develop Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, which produces cyclical vomiting and abdominal pain (and in some cases, compulsive showering with hot water, which alleviates the symptoms). The condition was first discovered in 2004, and little is known of how it works.