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Cannabis and cannabinoids biochemistry and genetics

Section Editor: Claudio D’AddarioUniversity of Teramo, Italy
Covers the biochemistry and genetics of whole-plant products, plant-derived constituents (phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids), and synthetic cannabinoids.


  1. Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a producer of cannabinoids. These organic compounds are of increasing interest due to their potential applications in the medicinal field. Advances in analytical methods of identifyin...

    Authors: Luca De Prato, Matthew Timmins, Omid Ansari, Katinka X. Ruthrof, Giles E. St. J. Hardy, John Howieson and Graham O’Hara
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:51
  2. Because cannabinoids are usually amorphous solids, the thought that some of them may also exist in distinctly different crystal polymorphic forms might at first seem unusual. However, this commentary provides ...

    Authors: Crist N. Filer
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:23
  3. Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is the most commonly used illicit drug in the USA, and the use of DNA barcodes could assist drug trafficking investigations by indicating the biogeographical origin and crop type of a ...

    Authors: Madeline G. Roman, Ryan Gutierrez and Rachel Houston
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2022 4:13
  4. Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychotropic compound from Cannabis sativa, shows positive results on controlling several health disturbances; however, comparable data regarding additional chemical from C. sativa, suc...

    Authors: Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Diana Millán-Aldaco, Gloria Arankowsky-Sandoval, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Roger G. Pertwee, Linda Parker and Raphael Mechoulam
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:31
  5. Sindbis virus (Alphaviridae) is a plus-strand RNA virus that is dependent on the host cell for replication. Cannabinoid (CB) receptors are found on most human cells, including virally infected cells. Activatio...

    Authors: Juan L. Rodriguez, Joseph A. Lopez and J. Jordan Steel
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2021 3:10
  6. The taxonomic classification of Cannabis genus has been delineated through three main types: sativa (tall and less branched plant with long and narrow leaves), indica (short and highly branched plant with broader...

    Authors: Philippe Henry, Surender Khatodia, Karan Kapoor, Britni Gonzales, Alexis Middleton, Kevin Hong, Aaron Hilyard, Steve Johnson, Davis Allen, Zachary Chester, Dan Jin, José Carlos Rodriguez Jule, Iain Wilson, Manu Gangola, Jason Broome, Deron Caplan…
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:26
  7. Pharmacists possess a skillset suited to provide evidence-based guidance to current and potential users of cannabis. Clinical pharmacogenomics research has made significant progress in defining which genetic v...

    Authors: John Papastergiou, Wilson Li, Carly Sterling and Bart van den Bemt
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2020 2:24
  8. The discovery of phytocannabinoid synthesizing enzymes, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase (THCAs) and cannabidiolic acid synthase (CBDAs) was a breakthrough in Cannabis research. However, their evolutionary...

    Authors: Niranjan Aryal, Debbie Figueroa Orellana and Jamal Bouie
    Citation: Journal of Cannabis Research 2019 1:8