Cannabis Under the Microscope: Up Close and Personal

By Tibi Puiu, ZMEScience

Scientists, in the lab at least, see marijuana differently from growers or users. Like other plants, once you dive into the microworld cannabis looks immensely different from the buds you see online. These amazing pictures which size up the planet’s crystals, trichomes or leafs were taken by Ford McCann and compiled in a book called  Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica. Here are just a couple of the 170 shots you can view in the book. These were taken with both optical and electron scanning microscopes.

 Reprinted with permission from ZMEScience.