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    Episode 54: What’s in your weed? Ask the Experts at MCR Labs! In The Weeds with Jimmy Young

    The word is cannabidiol . You might recognize it as CBD. The second most "prevalent" chemical in the cannabis sativa plant. You go to the head


    The word is cannabidiol . You might recognize it as CBD. The second most “prevalent” chemical in the cannabis sativa plant. You go to the head of the science class is you know what this is “C21 H30 O2”? (hint: the answer is above!)

    You are probably more familiar with the intoxicating chemical, THC. That chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most dominant in the cannabis sativa plant. However these days, scientists, botanists, home growers can actually dictate the percentage of the presence of these chemicals in cannabis plants.

    Either way, the discovery of the interaction between these two chemicals and its relationship to the endocannabinoid system that is in all mammals is the key behind the science and research that is driving the education in this industry.

    Two guys who do know this, and could teach that science of cannabis class, are Scott Churchill and Dan Hughes from MCR Labs. They are part of the MCR lab that is the first certified testing lab in the state of Massachusetts. Both are guests on In The Weeds with Jimmy Young 6-29-20 edition.

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    Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young is the host of In the Weeds as well as the founder of the Pro Cannabis Media, the voice of cannabis at procannabismedia.com. PCM produces and distributes cannabis-themed podcasts, videocasts, live streams, and branded content from a diverse array of talented journalists and storytellers, anchored by its industry news and trend reporting. PCM's original podcasts include In The Weeds with Jimmy Young, Weed Talk Now, and Weed Talk News! A native New Englander, Jimmy is a product of the Newton, MA public schools. In 1979 he graduated from Tufts University where he started his 40 year career as sports producer at WBZ TV4 at the age 20. Hired by the CBS affiliate in Portland Maine in 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter, Jimmy worked at WGME TV13 for 11 years hosting shows, reporting from major sports events, and doing play by play for area colleges and high schools. In 1992, he returned to his hometown of Newton, MA where he joined the original team of New England Cable News. He hosted "Jimmy Young's Sports World" at NECN from 1992-98. He also won a regional Emmy Award for the nation's first TV sports talk show for kids, Kid Company's Sportworld with Drew Bledsoe as special guest. He currently lives in Needham, MA.