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Smart Plants: A Q&A with Jonathan Vaught, CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences

December 23, 2020

In today's article by the Cannabis Industry Journal, they interview Front Range Biosciences' Co-founder and CEO, Dr. Jonathan Vaught, who discusses how FRB is the first true vertically integrated cannabis genetics platform and why genetics influence the plant's ability to perform under various conditions and determine the plant's cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Read an excerpt from the article:

"Aaron: What is a smart plant? That's something I saw on your website.

"Jon: It's really about plants that perform under specific growing regions, or growing conditions. For example, in hemp, it's one thing to produce CBD or CBG. It's another thing to be able to produce it efficiently in five different microclimates around the U.S. Growing hemp in Florida or Alabama down on the Gulf Coast versus growing on the Pacific Northwest coast of Washington, or Oregon are two very different growing conditions that require smart plants. Meaning they can grow and thrive in each of those conditions and still produce the intended product. Generally, the different regions don’t overlap. The genetics that you would grow in the Pacific Northwest are not going to do as well as some better selected varieties for the South East."


Read the full article here.

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