Not Just THC: Meet the Unsung Stars of Cannabis

Not Just THC: Meet the Unsung Stars of Cannabis

If THC is the undisputed superstar of the cannabis market, then CBD is a close second. These two molecules focus most of their interest on patients, researchers and entrepreneurs alike, but cannabis has so much more to offer beyond them. We asked Prof. Yossi Tam, Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research at the Hebrew University, what is the current knowledge on the active strains of the plant. “Cannabinoids are a group of compounds with a similar structure, which are produced in several ways in the plant and act on cannabinoid receptors in the body, such as CB1 and CB2,” explains Prof. Tam, who also serves as the President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). “These are active compounds, in the sense that they create a reaction in the body and affect processes, and therefore may cause a certain sensation or change in activity. ...
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At the Forefront of Technology: the Science Behind Groundbreaking Traits Cultivating

At the Forefront of Technology: the Science Behind Groundbreaking Traits Cultivating

Take a deep breath: Canonic's innovative cultivation process uses computational genomics and artificial intelligence to perform big data analyses in order to isolate and identify genetic markers that affect the phenotype of cannabis strains and chemical target traits. That’s it, we said it. And now, with the kind help of Canonic's Head of Research and Development, Dr. Inbal Dangor, we'll also understand what all this means. “Computational genomics’ is a combination of two concepts”, explains Dangor, a Doctor of Plant Sciences from the Weizmann Institute. “Genomics is the science of the genome, which is the genetic load that every organism (living creature) has. The genetic sequence is written in a kind of language that has four 'letters' and different combinations of these letters create a kind of recipe according to which the body's cells are active and function. ...
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Introducing the Innovative Cultivation Process which Produces Higher Quality Cannabis

Introducing the Innovative Cultivation Process which Produces Higher Quality Cannabis

From the outside it appears quite routine. A small side road that winds around the lowlands and passes an agricultural farm. But what's going on inside Canonic's research and development farm is anything but routine farming: Behind the walls of the compound, teams of geneticists, bioinformatics, algorithmists, researchers and agronomists work together in greenhouses and laboratories to decipher the cannabis plant's genome secrets. They formulated an innovative cultivation process that is being implemented in the cannabis industry in Israel for the first time, and have harnessed technological tools and many years of scientific expertise in plant genetics. The goal: to develop elite strains that are tailored to the needs of patients and boast a variety of desirable traits. The future generation of medical cannabis. Ambition is engraved in Canonic's DNA. It was established in early ...
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STAMPING THE PASSPORT IN PORTUGAL: CANONIC’S HISTORIC STEP

STAMPING THE PASSPORT IN PORTUGAL: CANONIC’S HISTORIC STEP

As soon as the procedure was authorized, Canonic began a two-pronged race: handling multiple regulatory permits simultaneous to creating a supply chain geared to sales in Europe, with emphasis on the German market. Following exerted efforts Canonic became the first Israeli company to literally set down roots and raise Israeli cannabis strains in Europe. The objective: commercial production across the continent at the fastest pace possible. When we open a boxed 1,000 piece puzzle, our first task is to find the pieces which provide the baseline for moving ahead. From that starting point we slowly piece the puzzle together. Piece by piece, step by step, Canonic assembled the large scale puzzle to produce a unique picture: making history by becoming the first Israeli company to send diverse strains of medical cannabis as cuttings for rooting and propagation in Europe. January ...
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