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A Switch to Turn Terpene Production On and Off

The discovery of a terpene production switch could enable researchers to artificially increase plant production of specific, useful plant terpenes in a range of species.

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Cannabis Genome Mapping Beats Human Genome Project Benchmark

A team at Medicinal Genomics have successfully sequenced the cannabis genome at 640kb N50, representing a 28% improvement on the Human Genome Project standard.

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Variable Accumulation of Bioactive Metabolites Revealed in Medicinal Cannabis

Across four distinct strains it was observed that the flower samples taken from the upper third of the plant had a higher THC content than those at the base of the plant, and in two of the strains tested the difference was equivalent to the upper flowers being around twice as potent as the lower flowers.

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Californian Cannabis Industry Hit by Wildfires

In addition to losses from direct burning as wildfires spread, soot is holding back plant growth whilst fire-borne contaminants continue to pose a risk to consumers.

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ETCH Biotrace™Cannabis Tagging Technology Launched

Whether it is introduced at the cultivator, processor or manufacturer level, ETCH biotrace links a unique molecular tag to the cannabis plant that will survive conversion or extraction.

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Patent Granted for Cannabinoid Producing Yeast

The patent, Production of Cannabidiolic Acid in Yeast, describes the modification of yeast to produce CBDA from simple feedstocks such as sugar.

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Chemotyping Study Highlights Benefits of Cannabinoid and Terpene Fingerprinting

Examining a broad array of cannabinoids and terpenes reveals the inherent failings of commonly used cannabis classification systems.

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Thousands of Types of Fungi, Bacteria Found in Californian Cannabis

The researchers behind the work were keen to point out that there is still little evidence to prove that the pathogens present in cannabis samples have directly led to infections in immunocompromised patients.

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Sources and Risks of Common Cannabis Contaminants

Whilst the safety profile of cannabis is well understood, much more research is required to understand and address the challenge of cannabis contamination.

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