Plant Science

Plant Science

Learn about cannabis' rich history as a medicinal herb.

Do chemical pollutants wreak havoc by impairing the endocannabinoid system?
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.
hemp plant
Forget clones. Seeds are the future of hemp farming. New developments in CBD genetics are about to shake up the cannabis industry.
Flat lay of densely layered hops.
New beer brews with cannabis terpenes—and hops oil extracts fortified with THC.
cbd cinderella molecule high times
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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