Marijuana From Urine Can Produce Electricity, Turkish Scientists Claim


Now that marijuana is increasingly becoming an accepted and legal form of medication (and leisure activity), scientists are looking for new ways to handle the urine of those who use it — and they’ve gotten pretty creative. Before, pee had just been used to test if a person was using the product. For some reason, Turkish scientists thought to extract some elements from it to see if it can be turned into electricity — to positive results.

A team of Turkish researchers extracted cannabis metabolites from urine using microbial fuel cells (MFC), which degraded over 60 percent of the metabolites while generating electricity. The actual human urine was able to produce 0.23 volts of continuous power in MFCs. They then made synthetic urine that …

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