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Scientists Sequence Genetic Code of Marijuana

Cannabis plant falls under the microscope

(Newser) - Marijuana is giving up its secrets: A Massachusetts company has sequenced the entire genome of the cannabis plant for the first time, reports the Nature news blog. The results from Medicinal Genomics have yet to be peer-reviewed and probably won't be published in full until next year. And the... More »

'Budtenders' Craft Perfect High for Medical Pot Patients

Cannabis scholars line up to help the sick

(Newser) - For patients prescribed medical marijuana, picking from the hundreds of available strains can be daunting—variety, effects, and strength vary widely. The need for expert knowledge has given rise to a new job: "budtender," a pot gurus employed by a dispensary to help guide patients. "We get... More »

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