With our HB 4089 passed by the Oregon legislature and now sitting on the governor's desk, Oregon is entering a new era. Oregon State University, the local land grand institution, now has the necessary authorization and dedicated funding to engage in cannabis research. This has been a pet project of mine since 2013 when I was still employed at the university and it is really cool to see it finally come to fruition.
Time will tell just what will come out of this, but we are working to shape the research focus and seed certification components towards farmers' needs to the best of our ability.
We made some outrageously awesome discoveries this week that I will be able to write more about in late spring / early summer. Their emergence has set our CBG development program timeline back a bit, but the outcome is well worth it. The gist is that we'll be able to offer consistent 100:1 CBD to THC versions of our current "early" varieties in seed form to farmers for 2019, as well as the world's first 100:1 CBG to THC (and CBD) "early" lines. Nothing short of revolutionary and endless possibilities. It's hard to not be excited about going to work every day when the boundaries you've always wanted to break are dropping before your eyes. Good thing too, since we're still working 14 hour days, 7 days a week to make this project happen.
At least I can still find a bit of time in the mornings to ride my bike on the trainer. The view isn't too bad for being stuck inside.