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Feb 25, 2021

(Part 2) Joseph Ramahi, PhD, a tissue culture specialist, discovered the difficulty of identifying Hop Latent Viroid (HpLVd) in cannabis and hemp plants, as it displayed both symptomatic and asymptomatic characteristics. HpLVd can lead to “dudding”, a stunted growth with less flower production and reduced...


Feb 23, 2021

(Part 1) Joseph Ramahi, PhD, a plant molecular biologist, was stunned as he discovered the widespread infection rates of Hop Latent Viroid (HpLVd) in cannabis crops. While this new viroid to cannabis was only publicly announced in 2019, it was initially discovered in the hops industry. We discuss the what, why,...


Feb 18, 2021

“Indica” & “Sativa” are often used to describe cannabis experiences, but the accuracy of these terms for predicting effects is hotly debated. Do “indica” and “sativa” strains actually have common terpenes that can consistently influence how you’ll feel on consumption? In this new podcast series,...


Feb 11, 2021

Arno Hazekamp, PhD (Part 2) discusses data correlations he discovered that might actually show Sativa & Indica do have specific types of terpenes, and therefore specific effects. Arno explains how terpenes and terpenoids are not the same thing, and how alcoholic terpenes (terpenoids) might be associated with Indica...


Feb 9, 2021

Arno Hazekamp, PhD (Part 1) has been researching medicinal cannabis in Holland since 2001. We discuss transitioning from a cultivar to chemovar classification system for cannabis, and how this is needed to bridge the gap between patients, doctors, growers and products. In the second half of our conversation, Arno points...