Other Ways to Produce Cannabinoids

Other Ways to Produce Cannabinoids

In 2018, Canada became the 2nd largest country to legalize recreational cannabis, next to the US. Analysts at the time predicted that by 2019, the North American cannabis market alone would be worth over $16 billion.   This market was worth $8 billion in 2017 and is projected to hit a value of around $24.5 billion by 2021, and $35 billion by 2023. To say “business was booming” and will continue to boom may be considered a gross understatement.   While the business outlook certainly paints a very bright picture, the widespread legalization of cannabis in the US and Canada has led to unexpected and often perpetual supply shortages, and even sales declines in certain states, as a result.   Producers and investors are locked into arguments about what can be done to help the cannabis industry scale up production and meet the growing demand.   Related Post New legislation could finally give cannabis industry access to banking services Other, Non-conventional Ways of Producing Cannabis  One way of producing the chemical compounds found in cannabis (cannabinoids) is the single-celled fungi, yeast. After all, it’s the linchpin of the beer, wine and bread markets, so why not cannabis?  The whole idea of bringing yeast into the picture to produce two of the most common cannabinoids in cannabis, CBD and THC, started to gain steam after a paper published in early 2019 explained the concept. A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley genetically engineered yeast to transform sugars into CBD and THC – creating a bit of a stir in the marijuana production world because the success…

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