We are a non-profit organization that aims to understand the biology of new and emerging crops with industrial and medical
value such as Cannabis and educate the public about the scientific findings. In collaboration with the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative, we intend to support the farming and medical
communities by enhancing the cultivation of these crops in a variety of environments for their use in medicine and industry.
We are forming partnerships with the hemp and marijuana industries and with academic institutions in order to answer basic biological questions about Cannabis currently unknown to science.
Research Goals1. An Ultra-high density genetic map of Cannabis
2. History, phylogeny and phylogeography of Cannabis
3. The hybrid origins of modern Cannabis cultivars
4. Morphologic differences between Cannabis strains
Help Us GrowWe count on "everyday" people who are excited about the future of such crops to support the cost of sequencing hundreds of genomes as well as the considerable processing power and bandwidth it requires.
Despite the long history that Cannabis has with humans and its numerous medicinal properties, many basic biological questions remain unknown. Even in 2016, with marijuana regulations being repealed more and more, it is still surprisingly difficult to get federal funding for genetic and agricultural research of the plant. Please consider supporting Cannabis science by making a tax-deductible donation.