Last year, the Home Office said UK farmers could not harvest hemp flowers for cannabis oil, or CBD, but could continue to grow seed and stalk. However, last Thursday the Home Office told the firm that it would have to cease production entirely.
Fossil pollen records tell us that cannabis dispersed into Europe 6 million years ago. Then later East into China 1.2 million years ago. By mapping the distribution of pollen over time, scientists were able to see that European cannabis went through repeated genetic bottlenecks.
Cannabis produces a variety compounds known as cannabinoids, many of which have not been detected in any other plant. How many, exactly?