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Scientists Develop High-Quality Cannabinoids without the Cannabis Plant

A team of synthetic biologists from UC Berkeley have developed new brewer’s yeast that is capable of producing marijuana’s main ingredients, THC and CBD, as well as other cannabinoids not found in the plant itself

A team of synthetic biologists from UC Berkeley have developed new brewer’s yeast that is capable of producing marijuana’s main ingredients, THC and CBD, as well as other cannabinoids not found in the plant itself. Not only that, because the yeast feed only on sugar, producing cannabinoids in this fashion is both cheaper and easier than traditional extraction methods.

 

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