Crazy or Calming: The Real Cannabis

  By: Anna Rose Cooke Cannabis is, rather notoriously, known for lessening stress levels. Think Bob Marley, Spicoli, and the guy at Toasted Subs who’s totally unconcerned that you asked for ham and he gave you eggplant.   So how come some studies of Cannabis…

Cannabis: Recreational Drug or Medicinal Revolution?

By: Christopher Pauli  Anyone over 21 can buy Cannabis in Colorado. It’s as easy as buying a six-pack of beer or a pack of cigarettes, although Cannabis isn’t quite like Coors or Marlboro. While drinks and smokes can be fun, Cannabis has also been proven…

Is Pot a Key to a Better Experience … On the Pot?

By: Spencer W Llerandi Is the perfect treatment for a very common disease hidden in the leaves and flowers of a forbidden plant? That’s what scientists are wondering, as evidence piles up that Cannabis could treat gut problems better than any pharmaceutical on the market,…

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 cavemenA 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 Foundation do….

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…