Canadian Researchers Identify Genes That Give Cannabis Its Flavor

UBC Scientists id flavor genes

CANADA: University of British Columbia scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry. “The goal is to develop well-defined and highly-reproducible cannabis varieties. This is similar to the wine industry, which depends Read the full article…

An Evening With Dr. Ethan Russo: The Terpene AfterBuzz

It was standing room only as 135 marijuana enthusiasts, growers, and business owners united on Vashon Island to hear Dr. Ethan Russo share his research on cannabis terpenes.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  On Tuesday I took a little adventure on a ferry over to Vashon Island for the monthly Vashon Island Marijuana Industry Alliance (VIMEA) Meetup. It was the second one that I have been to and it did not disappoint. The first time I went to one of their Meetups was last month Read the full article…

Washington Pot Retailers Accused Of ‘Spiking’ Samples To Boost Potency

Less than a year after Washington began experimenting with selling legal pot, some retailers are being accused of gaming the system by 'spiking' their plants to make them seem more potent than they really are.

WASHINGTON:  In a fresh white lab coat, his name embroidered atop a chest pocket, Cameron Miller looks and sounds every bit the chemist that he is. When he begins talking about the wonders of terpenes – the organic compounds that give plants their distinct odour – he could be a sommelier discussing the power and Read the full article…