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 [...]

Is there a difference between CBD sourced from hemp, and CBD sourced from marijuana?

By |2017-01-23T17:33:26+06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: |

No. CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound defined by its chemical characteristics which distinguish it from all other compounds in the physical universe. Any suggestion that CBD derived from hemp is different from that of marijuana is false. This would be akin to suggesting that calcium derived from the milk of a cow is different from that [...]

Why bother learn about the Biochemical Genetics of Cannabinoids?

By |2017-01-23T17:32:55+06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: |

Identifying what cannabinoid/s is/are affecting which neuro-pathways will take a tremendous team of professionals from multiple disciplines in science. The ability to use marker-assisted breeding will help this happen faster and pinpoint with certainty the pathways desired for selection. This will make medicinal solutions more stable and predictable for product makers and consumers. New West Genetics [...]

What peer-reviewed research is there about the Endocannabinoid system?

By |2017-01-23T17:32:26+06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: |

In 1988 Devane et al reported the existence of cannabinoid binding sites in the human brain. This CB1 receptor was cloned in 1990, and identified as part of the family of G protein-coupled receptors. A second cannabinoid receptor, CB2, was discovered in 1993 (Munro et al. 1993). We now know that these 2 cannabinoid receptors exist [...]

What do we know about Cannabinoids?

By |2019-06-19T22:13:44+06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: |

Cannabinoids are a subset of terpenophenolics that are unique to the species C. sativa. There are 70 known cannabinoids in C. Sativa (Flores-Sanchez and Verpoorte 2008), with the most abundant being Δ9 THC (Δ9 Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBN (Cannabinol). Several of the genes controlling the biosynthesis of these compounds from a Cannabigerol precursor have been [...]

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