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Plant Science

Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabiod System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

Articles in Plant Science

Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
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Forget clones. Seeds are the future of hemp farming. New developments in CBD genetics are about to shake up the cannabis industry.
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New beer brews with cannabis terpenes—and hops oil extracts fortified with THC.
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High Times cover story by Martin A Lee highlights the breakthrough research on CBD, and how it has revolutionized the story of cannabis medicine.
Close up of a cannabis flower on a yellow background. The trichomes and stigmas are clearly visible on the surface of the flower.
Why did cannabis evolve to produce cannabinoids? Project CBD responds to a reader's question.
Robert Clarke Botany and Evolution of Cannabis
Robert Clarke, co-author of Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany, discusses CBD-rich plants, disappearing landrace strains, and the future of cannabis farming.
Kevin McKernan discusses sequencing the cannabis genome and its implications for the cannabis industry and “personalized medicine.”
The Massachusetts-based company Medicinal Genomics had sequenced the entire genome of Cannabis sativa L. How will this impact scientific research and public health?

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Expert cannabis botanist and geneticist Ryan Lee talks to Project CBD about breeding cannabis, THC & CBD content, and how to interpret lab data.
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