The new crop that marijuana growers are using to grow marijuana is called “cannabis seed,” and it’s an entirely new type of weed that could revolutionize weed cultivation.
This weed, known as Cannabidiol (CBD), has never before been cultivated in the U.S. marijuana plant.
And while CBD has been shown to have a wide range of medicinal properties, the plant itself can also produce a variety of dangerous, unpredictable and potentially addictive drugs.
Now, some scientists are pushing forward with the idea of using this new crop to create a safer and healthier alternative to marijuana.
In a study published in the journal Cannabis Research, scientists from Colorado State University and University of Southern California were able to use CBD seeds to create marijuana plants that produce significantly less THC than the marijuana grown in conventional weed.
In the study, which was led by PhD student Andrew J. Pazos, researchers found that when planted with the CBD seed, the plants produced significantly less of the drug.
In addition, they found that the plants grew more quickly and were more resistant to diseases.
“There is now a huge amount of interest in this new marijuana crop,” Pazas said.
“And we are interested in finding out what the risks of this crop are.”
In other words, what kinds of side effects could CBD have in a plant that could potentially be beneficial to health?
Pazias and his team found that in the first two weeks of planting the seeds, the marijuana plants were about 30 percent more likely to produce high levels of CBD.
This suggests that CBD can be used to boost plant productivity, which could be important for the future of marijuana cultivation.
“The idea of making marijuana grow faster and grow more quickly is a good idea, but we’re still not sure what the potential is,” Pizas said in a statement.
“It could be very beneficial, but there are risks associated with this type of growth.”
Pizos said that there’s already evidence that CBD has a wide variety of potential health benefits.
For example, a 2014 study published by the journal PLoS ONE found that CBD helped reduce pain and inflammation in a mouse model of arthritis.
And research published last year in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that cannabis extracts have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.
And, in an earlier study, Pizans team found CBD could have antiepileptic properties, which might help people with epilepsy.
Still, Pazoms team did find some negative side effects associated with using CBD seeds, such as decreased yields, a decrease in yield, and increased pesticide residues.
“Cannabis seeds are extremely versatile, but they have a very limited supply, so the market is going to need to be able to keep up,” Puzas said, adding that the plant’s high price tag makes this a very risky product to invest in.
Still other researchers say that CBD seed could be a great alternative to traditional weed, and that it could be one of the more promising strains of marijuana ever created.
“This is the first time that we have seen this crop grown with a very high yield,” said James G. Gorman, a cannabis scientist at the University of New South Wales.
“We’re very excited about the potential of this new strain and what it could mean for marijuana cultivation.”