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Agriculture and plant biology

Section Editor: Nirit BernsteinAgricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Covers all species and strains of the Cannabis plant, including their cultivation and biology.


  1. As Cannabis was legalised in Canada for recreational use in 2018 with the implementation of the Cannabis Act, Regulations were put in place to ensure safety and consistency across the cannabis industry. This incl...

    Authors: Mathieu Gagnon, Tyler McRitchie, Kim Montsion, Josée Tully, Michel Blais, Neil Snider and David R. Blais
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2023 5:34
  2. This paper examines the factors that led to the collapse of hemp grown for cannabidiol (CBD) in Arizona, the United States of America (USA), and particularly in Yuma County, which is a well-established agricul...

    Authors: Anastasia K. Stats, Ken G. Sweat, Robert N. Masson, Kendra D. Conrow, Amy E. Frazier and Maxwell C. K. Leung
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2023 5:19
  3. Glandular capitate trichomes which form on bract tissues of female inflorescences of high THC-containing Cannabis sativa L. plants are important sources of terpenes and cannabinoids. The influence of plant age an...

    Authors: Zamir K. Punja, Darren B. Sutton and Tommy Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2023 5:12
  4. Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive component and one of the most important medicinal compounds in cannabis. Whether in human body fluids and breath or in laboratory and field samples, rapid a....

    Authors: Kaveh Amini, Ali Sepehrifard, Ali Valinasabpouri, Jennifer Safruk, Davide Angelone and Tiago de Campos Lourenco
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:12

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:38

  5. Cannabis sativa L. produces at least 120 cannabinoids. Although genetic variation is the main factor in cannabinoid production, the effects of short-term environmental stresses in the early flowering stage remain...

    Authors: Sang-Hyuck Park, Christopher S. Pauli, Eric L. Gostin, S. Kyle Staples, Dustin Seifried, Chad Kinney and Brian D. Vanden Heuvel
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:1
  6. Pesticide testing for hemp has traditionally focused on techniques like QuEChERS with dSPE and SPE which demand time-consuming sample preparation, typically resulting in poor recovery rates for some pesticides...

    Authors: Avinash Dalmia, Erasmus Cudjoe, Jacob Jalali and Feng Qin
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:50
  7. The use of medical cannabis (MC) in the medical field has been expanding over the last decade, as more therapeutic beneficial properties of MC are discovered, ranging from general analgesics to anti-inflammato...

    Authors: Shachar Jerushalmi, Marcel Maymon, Aviv Dombrovsky and Stanley Freeman
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:12
  8. Unlike other plants, Cannabis sativa is excluded from regulation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Distinctive Cannabis varieties are ostracized from registration and therefore nearly impossi...

    Authors: Anna L. Schwabe and Mitchell E. McGlaughlin
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2019 1:3