Listen as Dr. Allison Justice discusses the analysis of photosynthesis in cannabis leaves on the CannMed Coffee Talk Podcast here:
Allison Justice is Founder and CEO of The Hemp Mine, a 30-acre hemp farm in South Carolina that supplies premium hemp genetics bred in-house across the US. The Hemp Mine produces a wide array of consumer products ranging from smokable flower to topicals to tinctures of different concentrations for both humans and animals. Allison also co-founded the Cannabis Research Coalition, a professional group dedicated to addressing the cultivation and postharvest issues that challenge today’s cannabis industry.
Allison recently co-authored an article in Cannabis Science and Technology titled “Reading the Leaves: Adventures in the Leaf-level Physiology of Cannabis” which takes a deeper look into how cannabis plants respond to light and CO2.
In this episode, we discuss:
The difference in cannabis photosynthesis rates during vegetative and flowering stages
The possibility that during flowering, leaves in the cannabis flower take over the photosynthesis
Why cannabis growers may want to reduce light intensity and duration 6 weeks into flower
How maximizing light during flower can increase yield but reduce quality
Possible varietal differences in photosynthesis rates