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…

Be a Cannabis Scientist!!

Understanding the biological basis for leaf shape between individuals can reveal how the environment or humans induce changes in a population.  Characterizing physical differences between individuals (Morphometrics), is widely used in evolutionary biology to provide insights into speciation, behavior, and relationships between individuals. One critically…

Commentary On Yang Et Al. 2014 By Michael McKinney

DNA is the genetic code that determines much of an organism’s physical characteristics, such as the color of someone’s eyes and their ability to fight off infection. In order for genes to be decoded, the body bears a massive team of proteins that read the…