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.