5 Viruses to Watch Out for in Your Cannabis Grow

Viruses exist on the edge between life and death. They are acellular, or nonliving, agents that require living organisms as hosts to survive. This is unlike other pathogens, such as bacteria or fungi, which are cellular organisms that can survive independent of another living organism. Viruses are truly a twisted spectacle of nature, for they aren’t even a full cell. … Read More

The Endocannabinoid System: A Bridge Between Body & Mind

What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a highly complex signaling system in our bodies. The ECS comprises an extensive network of various chemical signals, cellular receptors, and bodily systems. It’s basically the bridge between cannabis molecules, our body, and the various effects produced. The ECS is considered a neuromodulatory system, which means certain neurons use one … Read More

Total Yeast and Mold Counts in Cannabis Labs – With Jini Curry

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Modern Canna’s Laboratory Director, Jini Curry, recently published an article on Analytical Cannabis – a leading cannabis science publication for scientists, technicians, and business professionals working in the cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics industries. This article provides an overview of Jini’s article, along with the full article linked towards the bottom. Both yeast and mold are spore-producing microorganisms that feed on … Read More

Vertically Integrated Cannabis

What is vertical integration? Vertical integration is an economic term used in business models to describe the systematic affairs of a company. These affairs refer to whether the stages of a company’s supply chain operations are directly owned by that respective company or not. In other words, vertical integration means the entirety of a business’ supply chain is integrated, owned, … Read More

Working in a Cannabis Testing Laboratory

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The cannabis industry is still in its infancy, so knowing someone who works in a cannabis testing lab may be hard to come by. Due to this, the ins-and-outs of careers within the cannabis testing industry have become unintentionally obscured. This article hopes to help give you a better insight into a cannabis testing laboratory. Working for a cannabis testing … Read More

Cryptos & NFTs: the Future of Cannabis & Gaming

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How do you feel when you see the terms ‘NFT’, ‘cryptocurrency’, and ‘metaverse’? Does a sense of interest and curiosity arise? Or are you overwhelmed with confusion and uncertainty? If you identify as feeling the latter, you might want to consider tossing that apprehension to the curb. These emerging technologies may symbolize the beginning of a new era that is … Read More

Cannabis Testing Labs: What, How, and Why — With Jini Curry

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Modern Canna’s Laboratory Director, Jini Curry, recently hosted an episode of Teach Me in 10 – a video series that invites scientists to talk about their field in 10 minutes or less. This article provides an overview of Jini’s presentation, along with the episode’s video linked towards the bottom. What are cannabis testing labs? Cannabis testing labs are a third … Read More

Recent Advances in Cannabis Biochemistry & Biotechnology

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The relationship between cannabis and biotechnology has been a tricky one. Given that cannabis has long since been prohibited, and still is in many places, there is a lack of complex biological research on the multifaceted plant and its genome. But times are changing, and advancements in cannabis biotechnology are finally being made.  When talking about cannabis genetics, there are … Read More

Cannabis Research – is there a correlation between Potency & Nutrients?

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Plant nutrients are an essential part of cannabis growth and development. Each cannabis plant has a unique nutrient profile consisting of 16 essential elements including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and more. While horticulturists have identified the ideal amount of nutrients in the soil for plant growth, not much historical research has been done on how the nutrients can affect the cannabinoid … Read More