Researchers Identify Genes that Give Marijuana its Flavor

University of British Columbia (UBC) scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, a finding that researchers call “an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry”.

“The goal is to develop well-defined and highly-reproducible cannabis varieties”, said Jörg Bohlmann, a professor at UBC, in a press release sent today. ” This is similar to the wine industry, which depends on defined varieties such as chardonnay or merlot for high value products.” Bohlmann says that their genomics work “can inform breeders of commercial varieties which genes to pay attention to for specific flavour qualities.”

The research is part of an ongoing collaboration between Bohlmann, graduate student Judith Booth, and Jonathan Page, an adjunct professor in the botany department who founded the cannabis testing and biotechnology company Anandia Labs.

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Grape Skunk Marijuana Strain Overview

Grape Skunk, a triple mix of Grapefruit, Super Skunk and Blueberry, tends to hit all the right notes.

grape skunkGrape Skunk is a quality indica-dominant strain that has a sweet, almost berry-like taste and smell with strong hints of skunk. Its effects are that of a typical indica, with a strong head high and high levels of relaxation. Although this strain tends to be far less popular than common strains such as Grape Ape or Granddaddy Purple, Grape Skunk’s qualities shouldn’t be overlooked; when grown right, it can stand with the best.

The top effects of the Grape Skunk marijuana strain are:

  • Relaxation
  • Strong head high
  • Increased perception to humor (A.K.A “the giggles”)
  • Body buzzing (“tingling”)

 

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and also
  • Depression

 

Growing information:

  • Remains a short, bushy plant throughout its grow cycle
  • Flowers in around 55 to 60 days
  • Has a typically large yield
  • Grows well both indoors and outdoors

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Grape Skunk has 23 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.1 out of 5.

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, you may want to check out Leafly’s strain finder. This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Grape Skunk marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for this strain finder.

 

Looking for overviews of other marijuana strains? Click one of the links below!

 

Animal Cookies
Batman OG
Watermelon
Love Potion #1
Strawberry Banana
Trump OG
Jedi Kush
Jesus OG
Obama Kush
Cookies and Cream
LSD
Mango Kush
G13
Grape Ape
White Widow
Super Silver Haze
Granddaddy Purple
Jack Herer
Bruce Banner
Pineapple Express
Green Crack
Allen Wrench
Sour Diesel
OG Kush
Girl Scout Cookies

LSD Marijuana Strain Overview

LSD is a potent hybrid strain that’s as rare as it is delicious.

lsd
(Photo: MedicalMarijuanaStrains.com)

LSD isn’t a common strain in cannabis retail outlets or dispensaries; this is also true of the black-market. When people do come across it, they tend to be blown away by its taste, smell and pleasant high.

LSD owes it lineage to the Mazar-I-Sharif and Skunk #1 marijuana strains. It has a sweet, almost citrusy taste and smell that rarely disappoints. With an average THC percentage of around 24%, it’s a potent strain that delivers a pleasant and powerful body high.

The top effects of the LSD marijuana strain are:

  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Burst of creativity
  • A strong body high and also
  • A pleasant and relatively subtle head high

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and also
  • Headaches and Migraines

Growing information:

According to Leafly, it is a disease-resistant strain that does well in most growing conditions. On average it yields 600 grams per square meter; the flowering time is approximately 8 to 9 weeks.

Reviews:

At the time of publication LSD has 611 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 (8.8 out of 10).

Where to find it

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the LSD marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.

Grape Ape Marijuana Strain Overview

Grape Ape, oh Grape Ape, how lovely you are!

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(Photo: Weedist.com)

Grape Ape is a lovely indica-domninant marijuana strain. With a taste and smell of grape and berry, fans simply can’t get enough of it; and it makes sense, as few strains have near as sweet of a flavor or smell.

Grape Ape is a cross between Skunk, Afghani and Mendocono Purpos. All of these are strong indica strains, giving it a definitive indica experience.

 

The top effects of the Grape Ape marijuana strain are:

  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Increased appetite and also
  • A strong “head high”

 

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and also
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

Growing information:

Grape Ape flowers in around 52 days and has a typically medium yield. The plants grow shorter than many other strains, and has an outdoor finish of around September.

Below are a few growing notes specific to this strain, courtesy of our friends at Leafly:

  • Best results with excellent air circulation
  • Clearing lower branches can improve circulation and air flow
  • Grows best in temperatures between 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) and at 50% humidity

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Grape Ape has 1,079 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.3 out of 5 (8.6 out of 10).

 

Where to find it

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Grape Ape marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.