Scientific Prospects for Cannabis-Microbiome Research to Ensure Quality and Safety of Products.
Microorganisms. 2020 Feb 20;8(2):
Authors: Vujanovic V, Korber DR, Vujanovic S, Vujanovic J, Jabaji S
Cannabis legalization has occurred in several countries worldwide. Along with steadily growing research in Cannabis healthcare science, there is an increasing interest for scientific-based knowledge in plant microbiology and food science, with work connecting the plant microbiome and plant health to product quality across the value chain of cannabis. This review paper provides an overview of the state of knowledge and challenges in Cannabis science, and thereby identifies critical risk management and safety issues in order to capitalize on innovations while ensuring product quality control. It highlights scientific gap areas to steer future research, with an emphasis on plant-microbiome sciences committed to using cutting-edge technologies for more efficient Cannabis production and high-quality products intended for recreational, pharmaceutical, and medicinal use.
PMID: 32093340 [PubMed]
Source: ncbi 2