Originally Posted by PDX Dopesmoker
It was a while ago that you told us that the less common cannabinoids were going to be a major moneymaker for hemp growers, now its turning out to be the case. Is it safe to assume you have projects targeting other cannabinoids?
Most definitely! My biggest target right now are the propyls (i.e. -v). They are a challenge from a breeding perspective (spectrum rather than a switch) and I don't expect to have high concentrations in seed form for another 3 years honestly. The good news about the -varins though is that having those developed double our total number of cannabinoid types we can produce (CBD, CBG, THC + CBDV, CBGV, and THCV). The trick with -varins is that at least two independent lines must be simultaneously developed, then recombined once inbreeding stops becoming effective at increasing the total target cannabinoid fraction. We can do it, but it will definitely take some time.
We are always on the lookout for new plant varieties that are known to contain some "V" of any sort (CBDV, THCV, CBGV, etc.), as they are the building blocks of diversity required to create more pure lines later on.