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By James McManagan Queensland Country Life It might not be happening quickly but the cogs ending Australia’s cannabis prohibition are turning – according to one of the country’s largest suppliers of industrial hemp genetics, Hemp Farms Australia. Lauchlan Grout and Harrisson Lee founded the company in 2013 and believe industrial hemp and cannabis is no […]

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Throughout this initial piece on the Botany of Cannabis sativa, I summarise botany of our planet as a whole and where cannabis fits in to the early establishment of our plant ecosystem. The plant sciences include genetics, physiology and anatomy, biochemistry ecology, systematics, biogeography, economics, and, of course, biotechnology. With so many sub-disciplines, we can […]

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Understanding a plant genome in all it’s totality, the composition, structure and evolution is fundamental to the development of any crop. We dive into the complex genetic structure of both medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp, whilst understanding the evolutionary and domestication history of Cannabis as this remains poorly understood. Simply put, Genomics is the study […]

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Plant biotechnology is simply the use of scientific knowledge or discovery to generate useful plants. In the context of genetics and bioinformatics, plant biotechnology often refers to the manipulation of DNA sequences of a plant species in order to produce a more desirable end product. Hemp, whose scientific name is Cannabis sativa, is perhaps the […]

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Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) is the genus name for plants that include numerous species, but can be separated broadly into two classes of plants: industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis. Despite clear differences in desirable traits, hemp and medicinal cannabis appear to readily interbreed making it difficult to legally seperate the two species. Current discrepancies among […]

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SUNRAYSIA is home to Australia’s largest organic edible hemp crop after Murray River Organics (MRO) finished harvesting at its certified Nangiloc property this week. Agriculture Victoria granted Murray River Organics (MRO) a licence to grow the low-THC cannabis in June, which would be made available for growing domestic and export markets for hemp-based foods. The […]

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