Dude, We Just Mapped The Purple Kush

I am pretty certain I know the favorite graduate lab in Canada. Canadian researchers have just released the genome sequence of the Cannabis sativa, better none as The Purple Kush, one of the most potent forms of marijuana.

The announcement follows quite a month of advocates for legalization with the support of the California Medical Association and a majority of Americans for decriminalization. This breakthrough presumably would assist in manipulating the potency of marijuana. The potency of marijuana has increased after criminalization and, if decriminalized, society may want to regulate the potency of pot sold in stores.

The Medicinal Genomics team was lead by Timothy Hughes of the University of Toronto and Jonathan Page of the University of Saskatchewan. The next challenge for the teams is to isolate the “munchies” gene in pot.

Source: Nature

16 thoughts on “Dude, We Just Mapped The Purple Kush”

  1. Oro Lee1, October 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    By sequencing the genome, it may be possible to synthesize drugs that accomplish any number of medical goals without any of the “undesirable” attributes of the plant. Sequencing should be done on every plant which is known or thought to have medicinal uses
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    I thought that was what brownies were for…..

    1. Yes It’s true that a vaporizer works……so i’ve heard anyway…hang on one moment……ok but sputter I also cough cough, heard that if you remove the oil from the vegetable matter ….hold on……ok it can be placed on a …….sputter cough cotton ball and even further purify the experience. Just a…….cough ..rumor you know.
      Seriously Gene, that’s great but I think when she said undesirable affects; she meant the desireable affects;or maybe we better discuss the two words as they relate to therapuetic value,psychological value,and perhaps even cultural signifigance i.e. the ritual of smoking as it relates to the daily lives, political and philosophical outlook and sense of community among users. Anyone up for the jump to reality? I mean, all this g-nome information is interesting but it sounds to me, alot like a discussion of “Near Beer”; All the taste but none of those nasty side effects of alcohol.Hmmmmmmm.

  2. By sequencing the genome, it may be possible to synthesize drugs that accomplish any number of medical goals without any of the “undesirable” attributes of the plant. Sequencing should be done on every plant which is known or thought to have medicinal uses

  3. That’s right. Regulate the strength.That will force me….uh…I mean people to go to a, shall we say,…….unregistered distributer……wait…..what changed?

    Since you can’t overdose on Pot, why regulate the strength? Weeeel let’s just see if we can figure this out.

    If you keep the legal Pot weak then people will have to buy more and pay more taxes which will…………….effectively destroy their whole plan and any benefits from legalizing it and force people back to the streets so to speak to get good pot. because to those of us who are common sewers of marijuana, Great Pot is what it’s all about.

  4. “if decriminalized, society may want to regulate the potency of pot sold in stores.”

    There you have it … all you legislators need to get on board now … there are going to be thousands of groups within this emerging new business of legalized marijuana ready to line your pockets with money to get the kind of regulations they want. Don’t miss out!

  5. Well…if I recall, something I may have read….after time the munchies do go away….

  6. Back in the early 80’s I had the idea of splicing the genes that create the good stuff in cannabis in to a tomato plant, it would revolutionise tomato products; just think a pizza that gets you high but takes care of the munchies.

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