The Phytochemical Diversity of Commercial Cannabis in the US (Seattle Discovery Series)



Nick Jikomes, PhD gives a talk summarizing a research project between Leafly, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and several cannabis testing laboratories in the United States. The talk summarizes the findings of a research study (link below) about the chemical diversity of commercial cannabis flower across six US states.

The research Nick discusses examines questions related to the cannabinoid and terpene content of commercial cannabis, as well as how well commercial labeling systems (Indica/Sativa, “strain names”) relate to the underlying chemical profile of the cannabis products they’re attached to.

Full study (preprint): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.05.451212v1.abstract

The talk was put on by The Technology Alliance is a non-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s innovation-based businesses and research institutions united by the vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state’s citizens. The Technology Alliance produces a monthly lecture series whose mission is to illuminate the game-changing, life-altering, research that is being done in Washington state with the goal of increasing public support for that research.

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