GMC may be the future for Mary Jane. No, not the auto manufacturer. The GMC I’m talking about is genetically modified cannabis. Recently Canadian and US scientists in Canada discovered the gene responsible for giving cannabis it’s intoxicating effects. The science community is buzzing about the new discovery.
A New Genetic Discovery
According to the scientists, the gene responsible for giving cannabis it’s potent buzz has been hidden in thousands of years of evolution. This new discovery gives scientists hope that they can make a better product. The discovery of this gene allows geneticists and scientists to start tweaking cannabis to make it better.
Cannabis isn’t all that bad in the first place. Unless, you get a hold of some genetically engineered, chemically treated, scientific cannabis from a mega-grow or some piss-poor weed from an amateur cultivator claiming to be a pro. While scientists are trained to work on ways to tweak cannabis and alter its genetic profile through genome sequencing and other various methods, they fail to see the big picture.
Its Not Just About THC or CBD
Cannabis can affect each person differently because every person on the planet has a slightly different chemical composition. THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and other phytocannabinoids interact with our bodies endogenous endocannabinoid system.
These phytocannabinoids trigger responses from CB1 and CB2 receptors that fluctuate regulated amounts of natural cannabinoids such as anandamide, melatonin, serotonin, and endorphins. Genetically altering the state of cannabis could affect the response cannabis triggers with these receptors. Cannabis is already great. Leave it alone and leave it to the people.
Leave it to Nature
The more science grabs hold to this amazing plant the more they’ll screw it up in my opinion. Cannabis has thrived for thousands of years globally and has been enjoyed by cultures around the world. The last thing we need is some over-educated lab coat trying to tweak nature’s formula to perfection.
In my opinion, this already happened when the folks from the Seed Collective discovered Skunk Bud. Chromosomes, genomes, chromosome sequencing, DNA, RNA, I say just leave it all to THC, CBD, and the rest.