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March 2, 2019

Forget growing weed—make yeast spit out CBD and THC instead

Enlarge / ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 15: Vendors at Canapa Mundi, an international hemp fair, on February 15, 2019 in Rome, Italy (credit: Simona Granati – Corbis | Getty Images)

We as a species would be miserable without yeast. Baker’s yeast has given us leavened bread for thousands of years. And I don’t even want to begin to imagine a world without beer and wine, which rely on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol.

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 [...]

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February 28, 2019

Researchers genetically modify yeast to ‘brew’ THC and CBD

Scientists in California have created a cheaper, safer, environmentally-friendly way to produce cannabinoids, the chemical compounds that give cannabis its many medicinal (and mind-altering) qualities. The trick is in using genetically modified brewe…
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November 15, 2018

Do Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies Live Up To the Hype? 

My first encounter with CBD was in its oil form. I was heading to Palm Springs with my dog nephew, who is a lover but a horribly nervous traveler, and his dads were planning to experiment with CBD to calm Tony (that’s the dog) during the car ride. The first dose chilled him out a little bit, but he was still pretty…

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