According to the CDC, approximately 26 million Americans smoke tobacco daily. In comparison, 14.6 million smoke marijuana every day. In the headlong green rush for dollars -- it's, after all, a $7 billion market in the U.S. -- no one has been able to answer the question of whether all that pot smoking has any ill effects.
It's time to take a look at the newest gold rush. The one not related to sustainable energy, but to the cannabinoids: THC and CBD.
On a July day last year in New York, 33 people were discovered in a "zombie-like" state: staring blankly, moving and responding to medics slowly and occasionally groaning. This bizarre spectacle was the result of a very bad reaction to a synthetic cannabinoid, one that Reddit users have called "out-of-this-world potent."