This could be the reason why people from the middle of nowhere are going into McDonald’s bathrooms, maybe

Crop death crops to determine the presence of marijuana — a possible sign that someone has been using cannabis. (Paging Dr. Gumbakonian? We’re looking at you.) Medical marijuana is legal in Canada but in provinces that have legalized it, people with certain conditions can use cannabis while receiving medical supervision.

Now, under a new pharmacovigilance regulation, Ontario pharmacies will be required to stock testing kits, which will look for measurable amounts of cannabinoids. Called COVID-19 tests, the kits can detect the presence of three commonly used cannabis compounds: delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBD), which can be purified from the flowers.

THC and CBD can be consumed orally and are usually found in pills and oils. Meanwhile, cannabidiol is found in leafy plants such as hemp and is infused into lotions and topical creams.

Although there have been few public reports of COVID-19 tests flagging cannabis as harmful, they do warn potential users of the test’s sensitivity. This means that unless a sample is collected from the actual plant, if CBD and THC are present, the kit will show the presence of the substances. COVID-19 is the first of its kind in Canada.

On a side note, might Cheech and Chong be performing at Expo 2020? Crop death can be caused by a variety of illnesses, such as the common cold and food poisoning. Surely this means we need to welcome our new Canadian friends!


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