New Research Cites Medical Marijuana Successfully Tested As Cure For Warts

Medical Marijuana-FNT-Small.pngHAMILTON – A team of two medical research professors and a graduate student from McMaster University has published a research paper that concludes that medical marijuana is a sure-fire cure for warts. The paper, however, is not without controversy.

“There’s been a bit of blowback,” admitted Harlan Olrudson, MD-PhD., who led the four-year medical cannabis wart-removal study. “Health Canada has called for an independent peer review on the results and we had a scolding e-mail from a woman in Saskatoon who told us that the only two known methods to get rid of a wart for certain were to rub it with a frog, or sell it to someone else.”

“I wouldn’t worry about the Health Canada thing,” said Nestor Gzennko, the team’s graduate student. Gzennko said he had “burned the midnight oil” for many nights in the lab to generate much of the research data for the project. “HC got a complaint about the paper from those aggies, and they had no choice but to respond.”

Roger Coleson-Lee, MD, who acted as medical research officer for the project, explained that the “aggies” were plant scientists at the University of Guelph, who were also doing research on medical cannabis. Coleson-Lee allowed that there had been a bit of friction between the research groups at the two universities that were only a few miles apart. “But it’s no more than a friendly academic rivalry,” he said.

Gzennko, who was wearing a tee-shirt with large lettering on the front that read: Some weeds are GOOD weeds!, disagreed adamantly about the conflict.

“Those plant nerds were insanely jealous that we tapped into some big-time project funding that they missed, so they lodged a phony complaint,” he shouted. “They need to butt out!”

He also let slip that the McMaster team’s medical cannabis research was funded by Charlie and Mary Jane’s Potato and Pot Emporium, a multinational agri-business that operated a 200,000 square foot greenhouse facility in Aberfoyle, Ontario.

Olrudson was confident that the Health Canada inquiry would come to nothing and that the results of their “budding” cannabis research on treating warts would be fully embraced by the medical community. “Our science,” he said, “is Teflon-coated and bullet-proof.”

“But,” he admitted, “I am a bit worried about that woman’s e-mail from Saskatoon.” Source: FNT Staff  

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Guelph University Research Team Successfully Grows Potato Chip Cultivar

Ontario Potato Field-FNT-SmallGUELPH, ONTARIO – Two first-year research students in horticultural science at the University of Guelph have successfully completed an experimental small-plot olericulture study in growing a potato chip cultivar. The students were able to produce two different varieties of potato chips, plain and ripple.

Alfred Carver, twenty-two, one of the researchers, who is from the Musquodoboit Valley in Nova Scotia, said that the results have yet to be ratified by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, but he is “one-hundred percent confident” that the project was a “major step in food science.” The other member of the research team is Jeremy Winslow, twenty, from Kinuso, Alberta.

“We’ve been able to grow both kinds of chips right from scratch and eliminate the potato processing plant completely,” Carver said. “Straight from the tuber to the table, so to speak. No slicing, blanching and deep frying necessary.”

Their supervising professor, Jason D. Ancaster, said that the results of the project were all the more remarkable in that the two varieties of potato chips that were successfully grown weren’t started from gene-bank plantlets or microtubers. “They just planted plain old garden-variety chip sections that came straight from the grocery store,” he said. “You know, the odd-sized crumbly pieces that you usually find in the bottom of the chip bag.”  He also cautioned potential large scale potato chip growers that the small-plot yields of the university study might not spool up to produce commercial yields. “Best wait a bit,” was his advice for impatient commercial growers. “By next season, we’ll have more of the bugs worked out. The guys are planning a ketchup-flavoured variety that should be worth the wait.”

Winslow, said that growing the chips from “the gound up” was a challenge, but “a way cool thing to do.” He admitted however that there were a few setbacks along the way.

“The low sodium variety that we tried didn’t work out so well,” he said. “They turned out to be soggy and stale as soon as we dug them out of the ground. We think it was a salinity thing with the soil.”  Source: FNT Staff

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