Scientists develop GM strain that can produce cannabinoid compounds with addition of sugar

Scientists in California have developed a strain of yeast that can be used to brew cannabis extract rather than beer.

With just the addition of sugar, the genetically modified yeast fermented to produce pure cannabinoid compounds including mind-altering THC and the non-psychoactive CBD, which is used medically to treat conditions including chronic pain and childhood epilepsy.

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