I was stunned when I opened the Feb. 23 paper and looked at The Post’s front page. There, in all its above-the-fold glory, was a drawing of a male marijuana plant illustrating the article “Marijuana’s moment?”
But it’s the female plant that is prized for smoking. The male? Not so much. It lacks the high-THC female buds and has only the lower-THC leaves. They can be smoked, of course, but to significantly lesser effect.
The key is the flowers. Female plants have very different flowers from the male plants. The Post’s illustration clearly showed a male plant full of flower buds, some of which had opened.
It’s hard to believe no one at the paper knew enough to catch this.
Ted White, Falls Church
As a compulsive editor, I always get a chuckle from the errors Post readers highlight in letters on the Free for All page, but I also marvel that these people have nothing better to do than spend their time pointing out mistakes. Now, I am proud to join their ranks.
As I read The Post’s Feb. 23 front-page article “Marijuana’s moment,” I was struck by an unfamiliar hyphenated word: “aboveg-round.” Was this some sort of new organic way to grow marijuana? Then I realized that the hyphen had been misplaced in “aboveground.” It was a laugh-out-loud moment when my husband and I both said, “The editor must have been smoking pot.”
Eileen Zeller, Clarksville