A UConn plant science professor working with hemp plants has developed a way to maximize the production of female flowers, which produce significantly higher quantities of cannabinoids than male flowers.

Cannabis sativa (commonly called hemp) is continuing to make news, as the therapeutic importance of compounds produced by the plant are recognized by the medical community.

The compounds, collectively called cannabinoids, encompass hundreds of distinct molecules, the most familiar of which are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabidol (THC).

As therapeutic applications become more common and commercialization continues to spread, there's a need to ramp up cultivation of the hemp plant. 

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Elaina Hancock ~ University of Connecticut via Phys.org

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