Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA)
Geranyl Diphosphate (GD) and Olivetolic Acid (OA) combine then prenylsynthase catalyzes into produce Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA).
Here Dutch Researcher and Cannabis Expert, Arno Hazecamp, PhD, speaks to this reality:
Nutritional Use or “Beneficial Use”, captures the essence of the plant at this stage providing benefit from these Bio-Active Cannabis Acids and Enzymes, and ripe Fruit.
Absent the Heating or Curing process, this Cannabis plant is Nutritional Use and/or Beneficial Use.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid Synthase (THCA-S) is produced by the Cannabis plant during cultivation to catalyze the CBGA, Post-Harvest into Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid – A (THCA-A).
Cannabidiolic Acid Synthase (CBDA-S) is produced by the Cannabis (Hemp) plant during cultivation to catalyze the CBGA, Post-Harvest into Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA).
THIS PROCESS TAKES 10-12 WEEKS, requiring; Temperature, Humidity & Light-controlled curing/fermenting.
NOTICE: Still no THC or CBD in the bio-synthetic process and here it is 10-12 Weeks POST-HARVEST. This can hardly be LEGALLY CONSIDERED “Cannabis”.
This cured/fermented fluorescence of the Cannabis plant is what we have come to know as: “marijuana”.
NOTE: Hemp fluoresence would not be considered “marijuana” however, LEGAL DEFINITIONS continue to muddle this.
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