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Hemp seed genetics can solve the 1% THC problem

January 19, 2021

In a recent article by Natural Products Insider, they discuss how the USDA has decided to increase the THC negligence threshold for hemp from 0.5% to 1.0%, and as an additional solution for farmers, Front Range Biosciences is breeding seeds designed to adapt to regional variables. Read an excerpt from the article:

"'Our main focus is on farmer compliance and being sure our farmers can be successful this year,' said Chris Pauli, research scientist at Front Range Biosciences, at the Winter Hemp Expo, held virtually on Jan. 14. 'Uniform yield and uniform compliance—those are the top two things farmers should be focused on.'

"Pauli said Front Range Biosciences also is producing seeds for 'regional adaptations'. A lot of this work is focusing on terpenes—known for being the aromatic compounds in hemp but which house still-researched benefits."

Read the full article here.


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