No clear evidence of ancestry differences between Sativa- and Indica-labelled cannabis
Cologne, Germany – Cannabis labelled ‘Sativa’ and ‘Indica’ may not come from distinct ancestries, according to a study performed by the Canadian Dalhousie University in cooperation with Bedrocan on the genetic differences between the two types and their hybrids.
In this study 149 Dutch cannabis samples were analysed, correlating the genotype and chemotype to their reported ancestries.
Indica- and Sativa-labelled samples were not as distinct as sub species would be assumed to be, but the genetic differences between them do correlate to their terpene profile (resin fragrance), which could explain the variation between them.
Results of this new study will be presented today on the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) congress in Cologne, Germany.
Source: 420 Intel – Europe