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Understanding the (major) potential of minor cannabinoids

Since 1964, delta-9-THC, remains the most discussed & demanded cannabinoid in the marketplace. As cannabis research continues to grow at an exponential rate, scientists have identified & isolated other cannabinoids that are now considered mainstream.

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The scientific reason for “dud” Plants — Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) Discovery in Cannabis

Growers have long speculated the reason for “duds” seen across clonal varieties of cannabis. A first discovery of Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) in cannabis has finally offered some answers to this costly and confounding problem.

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Pheno hunting, breeding and the outrageous diversity of cannabis

We can thank the unsung heroes of the cannabis world—the breeders—for the wild diversity of cannabis varieties we see today.

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Breeding the next generation of cannabis

The word “evolution” has become ubiquitous and is now synonymous with adaptation and improvement.

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Intro to cannabis genetics part 2: Populations & propagation

Though cannabis may all be classified as Cannabis sativa, which we discussed in part one, there are still lots of ways to talk about the genetic variation within the species from a scientific perspective.

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Intro to cannabis genetics: Debunking the Indica vs. Sativa binary

The weed world these days is filled with a wide variety of delicious, yummy-smelling, sticky, and often medicinal buds.

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Powdery mildew and the evolutionary arms race

As the temperatures cool, days shorten, buds swell, and clouds return, so do many dreaded foes, including powdery mildew.

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Environmental effects on plant biology across generations

Research on the plant kingdom leads to changes in how we understand and grow cannabis.

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The magnificent diversity of cannabis

Nearly ten thousand years ago, when humans were just learning to save and re-plant seeds, some tribes in Central Asia started taking care of the plant that would turn out to be the ancestor of today’s cannabis.

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