Meteorite Fragment Contains Trace Amounts of THC, Claims NASA Expert


A team of astrophysicists at the University of Hawaii have created somewhat of a stir within the scientific community after the discovery of trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a meteorite found in the Nevada desert in 2010.

The team of researchers who analyzed hundreds of meteorite fragments in search of microbacterial data found the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol in trace amounts, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabinoids, a class of diverse chemical compounds that are found in a variety of plants, but most famously in the cannabis plant.

The study, that is funded in part by a NASA grant for research in astrobiology, is the first documented find of a psychoactive organic compound originating from outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, a discovery that could revolutionize our modern view of psychotropic agents and their “cosmic” origins, admits astrophysicist James Han, head of the research team.


The discovery of Tetrahydrocannabinol on a meteorite fragment could “revolutionize our modern understanding of psychoactive agents”, believes astrophysicist James Han of the University of Hawaii

The discovery was clearly unexpected, admits the astrophysicist specialized in astrobiology.

“These findings will have a profound impact on the science of astrobiology as a whole” admits the scientist, visibly perplexed by the discovery.

“If psychoactive elements are found outside of this planet’s atmosphere, what does it say about the rest of the universe? If these chemical substances, that change brain functions and result in alterations in perceptionmood, or consciousness in mammals as well as humans, find their origin in outer space, what role then has cometary impacts played on the human species? Or on life on the planet as whole? This discovery ultimately leaves us with more questions than answers” acknowledges the professor.

“It also gives a whole new meaning to the term getting high” he told local reporters, with a pinch of humor.

Traces amounts of Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) were also found in a meteorite fragment in 2009 by a research team from the University of Mexico but the findings were dismissed at the time because of the “controversial nature of the discovery” and a wave of skepticism from the scientific community. Further analysis of the sample could now shed some light on this latest finding, believe experts.

12 Comments on "Meteorite Fragment Contains Trace Amounts of THC, Claims NASA Expert"

  1. From my understanding, endogenous cannabinoids are the critical building blocks for life itself. 6-800 million years ago when the 2-celled hydra sponge emerged, there was a need for communication between cells, so endocannabinoids developed. One-celled amoebas changed shape but were so undeveloped, it took the next stage, 2-celled sponges, to open the evolving biological curtain to the complex endogenous cannabinoid signaling system that runs human biology today. That process was born out of the sea while rock fragments with a cannabinoid THC embedded are from the atmosphere. How are they connected? Are cannabinoids ubiquitous wherever there is life evolving? Single-cell amoebas were not evolving because it apparently takes 2 cells communicating to advance.

  2. Couldn’t some Maui Wowie have grown near the meteorite, and eventually decayed, leaving trace amounts? Makes the most sense to me just sayn…

  3. Wyvern Wycliffe | June 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    The gifts of God for the People of God.

  4. Maybe someone unwittingly spilt their bong on the fragment, while getting high in the desert.

  5. Cannabinoids are also found in humans and form part of our Endrocannabinoid system. I imagine that they are found in all mammal brains and any other sites where neurons can be found.

    • John Coleman | June 5, 2015 at 6:49 pm |

      Cannabinoids are the receptors we use to receieve the information, what they found is the actual THC chemical that consists of said information.

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