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First hemp processor in America to operate in York county

First hemp processor in America to operate in York county by Beccah Hendrickson WGAL – YORK COUNTY, Pa. The first hemp processor in America will be right here in the Susquehanna Valley. It’s a machine that breaks down the hemp plant, which is a form of cannabis that isn’t psychoactive like marijuana. It is newly …

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Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast

NATURE By Elie Dolgin The feat, described on 27 February in Nature, turns a sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis (Cannabis sativa). The altered yeast can also produce cannabidiol (CBD), another major cannabinoid that’s attracted attention lately for its potential therapeutic benefits, including its …

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