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US (MI): MSU, Tribal Nations, others partnering on hemp variety trials

As consumer interest in hemp continues to grow, Michigan State University (MSU) is expanding its research and outreach efforts by partnering with several groups to assist farmers with production of this emerging crop in the Great Lakes region. Variety trials are ongoing at various locations across the…

Bazelet Oglesby

US (FL): Bazelet Oglesby introduces Cannabis America, a 0.00% THC cannabis plant

Bazelet Oglesby has announced its new (cannabis) plant variety: Cannabis America, 100% genetically free of the psychoactive compound Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]. "Bazelet’s Cannabis America plants are 100% THC-Free plants scientifically different from marijuana and all current hemp strains," the team…

Zebrafish help scientists speed up cannabis genetics testing

Different strains of cannabis are helpful for treating different medical conditions. Testing each type for its therapeutic potential using mice or people is time-consuming. Israeli researchers discovered they can speed up the process by using zebrafish. Camanex, the applied science arm for cannabis of…

NZ: Research shows ultraviolet light controlled plant development and fought diseases

A Massey University scientist’s technique of applying ultraviolet light to crops, including medicinal cannabis, could be the “holy grail” of agriculture. Jason Wargent is the chief science officer at BioLumic and a Massey professor. He has been working on treating plants with ultraviolet lights, which…

IL: Startup to use gene-editing tools to enhance cannabis seeds

Israeli startup CanBreed said it has reached a licensing agreement to use gene editing tools to provide cannabis growers with enhanced seeds for the production of medical…

US (CA): Grants awarded for cannabis and hemp research

Five UC Davis researchers are receiving investment grants from the campus to advance research and innovation focused on cannabis and hemp. The recipients of the grants are exploring various applications and insights related to breeding, human health, toxicology and economic development. The UC Davis…

Research boost for Tasmanian industrial hemp industry

Research from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is exploring a new and potentially more profitable way for farmers to manage industrial hemp crops in Tasmania. Led by Dr Beth Penrose, the two-year project is assessing the benefits of using industrial hemp exclusively as a forage crop for sheep…

IL: Renowned cannabis researcher discovers new cannabis compound

Professor Raphael Mechoulam, also known as the “father of cannabis research,” revealed his latest discovery, cannabidiolic acid methyl ester (EPM301), only a few months ago.…


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