She was everything they looked for in a marijuana plant: She was stacked.
Standing among her sisters in the Orange County, N.Y., greenhouse, she’d created quite a buzz among the workers.
“You want to see?”
They scurried to the middle of a row of cannabis plants.
With two fat, cannabinoid-rich buds growing atop one another, she represented a breakthrough at PharmaCannis’ research and development facility. She was a new strain ready for harvest.
Buds are the most important and lucrative part of a marijuana plant. The cannabinoids they contain are the chemicals that give the plant its medicinal and psychoactive properties. To growers, a “stacked” plant means more cannabinoid power for less effort.
The cannabinoid profile, which would be determined in the lab, is the deciding factor whether the strain is a benefit to the company’s genetic library.
Here in Pennsylvania, which legalized medical marijuana last year, 177 entrepreneurs lined up for 12 permits to