Buzz Kill: Marijuana Genome Sequenced For Health, Not Highs

NPRs Health Blog (US)
Friday, August 19, 2011

jointStoners and scientists alike may be stoked to learn that a startup biotech company has completed the DNA sequence of Cannabis sativa, or marijuana. But here's something that could ruin a high: The company hopes the data will help scientists breed pot plants without much THC, the mind-altering chemical in the plant. The goal is instead to maximize other compounds that may have therapeutic benefits.