Published in Elder Law Weekly, August 17th, 2005
Delta-9-tetrathydrocannabinol (THC) is the most potent psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa, and is the marker of choice for the identification of a subject's intoxification and exposure to cannabis. As a result it is the target molecule used in areas of forensic and criminal justice testing.
The patent (GB2404023) covers the key chemical processes needed to produce specific reagents, which when combined into a suitable test format, can detect the low levels of THC found in biological...
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