What is THCa? And how does it affect the overall THC content?

By |2020-01-29T20:13:51+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

The species makes an acid version for each cannabinoid –CBDa, THCa, CBGa, etc. Acid forms naturally convert over time into active cannabinoids, or can be quickly converted in high heat conditions (typical industry method) –a process called decarboxylation. There is some loss during decarboxylation. The formula for calculating total potential THC is:  THC + (THCa*.877)=delta 9 [...]

What is THC?

By |2020-01-29T20:12:15+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

THC or tetrahydrocannabidinol: the active ingredient in cannabis, giving it its narcotic and psychoactive effects. Thus far, THC is the only cannabinoid proven to give the user a “high”. Cannabinoids are found in both high-THC cannabis, and low-THC cannabis, THC is one of many.

How do you measure CBD content?

By |2020-01-29T19:57:37+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

Flower samples are prepped and submitted POST THRESH, which means the content we report is post drying and post mechanical threshing, not flower that has been trimmed and gingerly handled. We submit at least 10 samples of post threshed flower each season, and select one that is most representative of the average content. Average content post [...]

Cannabinoids can never be stable because they will vary depending on environment, right?

By |2020-01-29T19:55:44+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

It’s true that environment plays a role in many plant traits. With some traits it plays a larger role, and some a smaller role. Scientists refer to this by “G by E” or genetics by environment. There is beginning university research to show that cannabinoid pathways are largely controlled by genetics – over 80%, and the [...]

What should I look for when buying seed genetics?

By |2020-01-29T19:53:39+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

Well packaged seed with a label that conforms to federal law Get to know the company. Outlandish claims like 100% feminization, 100% germination, extremely high or low cannabinoid content should be validated with respectable 3rd party data. Proof of stability: Stability means the variety has performed consistently for a number of generations. Asking for data on [...]

Why does NWG produce dioecious varieties?

By |2020-01-29T19:51:47+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

NWG is aiming to make access to cannabinoids more efficient, scalable and high-yielding. Dioecious production is the least costly production method, on average 100x less than any hand cultivation. Hand production of more traditional bushy type CBD varieties is not going away, as it serves the craft, smokeable flower market well. However, as markets mature, in [...]

What does the term “dioecious” mean?

By |2020-01-29T19:48:58+06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: |

A dioecious plant is one where the male and female reproductive systems occur on separate plants. While both plants produce flowers, one plant has the male reproductive parts and the other plant has the female parts. This is unlike a monoecious plant, which has both male and female flowers.

What about Genetic editing (GE) techniques?

By |2019-04-24T02:56:22+06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: |

There are many editing targets of interest in cannabis, including some of the editing events that are of interest in other crops and vegetables. At present, the regulatory path for GE crops is not clear, but certainly very expensive. Many of the GE systems require a transformation system and suffer from the same methodological limitations of [...]

But I heard everyone and their mother is making GMO hemp?

By |2019-04-24T02:55:18+06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: |

At present there is not published, reproducible transformation system for getting transgenic events in to Cannabis. There are some who have claimed to have successfully created transgenic Cannabis but this has yet to be validated independently. Ever more product manufacturers are seeking to gain verification from the Non-GMO Project so the motivation to create new, transgenically-based products [...]

Is NWG creating GMO hemp?

By |2019-06-19T22:20:34+06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: |

No, NWG is using traditional plant breeding techniques to create varieties adapted to production in the United States. However, we are incorporating modern sequencing technology and statistical genetics methods to speed up the development process. This approach allows us to make more informed decisions, thus minimizing the time to market for improved varieties. Ultimately, all stakeholders [...]

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