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Nov 5, 2019

Forget Growing Weed—Make Yeast Spit Out CBD and THC Instead

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Now researchers have turned to yeast to do something more improbable: manufacturing the cannabis compounds CBD and THC. By loading brewer’s yeast with genes from the cannabis plant, they’ve turned the miracle microbes into cannabinoid factories. It’s a clever scheme in a larger movement to methodically pick apart and recreate marijuana’s many compounds, to better understand the plant’s true potential.


Yeast gives us beer and bread. Now researchers have engineered it to do something more improbable: manufacturing the cannabis compounds CBD and THC.

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  • Landscape Contractor on November 5, 2019 7:37 am

    FASCINATING! Is there anything that this plant cannot do? Thanks for the share!

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