As pioneers of cannabis science, we’re obviously into specialized and methodical research. But we’re also big fans of sharing what we learn; we’re focused on filling the knowledge gap and overcoming prejudices when it comes to cannabis. Our goal is to foster a scientific understanding of the cannabis plant for the benefit of all cultivators, patients, and consumers.
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A physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa identifies extensive rearrangement at the THC/CBD acid synthase locus
Cannabis sativa is widely cultivated for medicinal, food, industrial, and recreational use, but much remains unknown regarding its genetics, including the molecular determinants of cannabinoid content. Here, we describe a combined physical and genetic map derived from a cross between the drug-type strain ‘Purple Kush’ and the hemp variety ‘Finola’.
Terpene synthases from cannabis sativa
By analyzing the transcriptome of the cannabis hemp variety “Finola,” this project revealed the genes involved at all stages of terpene production. Terpenes are compounds responsible for the wide array of aromas and flavors found in Cannabis, and specific profiles of terpenes may contribute to the medicinal value and differing psychoactive effects observed between varieties…
The genetic structure of marijuana and hemp
The first large-scale genotyping project in cannabis. This study of diverse cannabis germplasm revealed that marijuana and hemp are significantly differentiated at a genome-wide level, and demonstrated that the genetic differences between these categories of cannabis are not limited to THC production. DNA analysis revealed that reported C. sativa and C. indica ancestry, as well…
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Opening remarks about personal cultivation to Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
"Before I turn to the science, I’d like to state that I think it is fundamentally important that cannabis legalization includes the ability to grow the plant itself. The cultivation of plants is a foundational aspect of human culture."