Forging a New Frontier in Cannabis

By: Christopher Pauli Our lives depend on plants, for food, clothes, and beauty. And there are so many mysteries to explore. For instance: Why can a plant produce both male and female flowers when it appears genetically to be female?  Can we determine the tissue-specific…

Anesthesia and Beyond: The Medical History of Cannabis

By Anna Rose Cooke   If cannabis isn’t a medicine, someone needs to tell the cavemen A lot of people don’t like cannabis — especially people who have never inhaled it, or studied its fascinating genomic structure and history, like we at the Agricultural Genomics…

Many facts about Cannabis medicine are bogus. These 12 aren’t.

By Daniela Vergara (@CannaGenomics) I am an evolutionary genomicist, and  for the past five years, I have been a Cannabis scientist, studying and understanding the Cannabis genome. And so I know what is scientific about Cannabis and what is — to use a scientific term…

Weed and beer, together in parties — and in their DNA!

by Daniela Vergara (@CannaGenomics) and Reilly Capps (@ReillyCapps) We, at the Cannabis Genomics Research Initiative proudly published our first scientific article, the first one coming out of Professor Nolan Kane’s lab about Cannabis. We researchers at CGRI are genetic detectives exploring Cannabis’ mysteries. A better…

Purple Marijuana: Deep Research into Cannabis DNA

By Daniela Vergara (@CannaGenomics) and Reilly Capps (@ReillyCapps) Let’s talk about purple marijuana Purple is the richest, deepest color on the visible spectrum; the color of the cloaks of Roman kings and emperors. It’s also the color of various Cannabis strains, such as Purple Urkle…

Commentary: Uruguay’s Legalization of Cannabis by Michael McKinney

On December 23, 2013 the South American country of Uruguay made global history as the first country to fully legalize recreational Cannabis (Romo, 2014). The move was meant to be an attack on the illegal drug trade through legalization and regulation. Although legalization of Cannabis…