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Humulus and Cannabis Hybrids ? (NOT grafts)

Peter Jordan pjordan at gpu3.srv.ualberta.ca
Sun May 7 00:34:54 EST 1995

joetryb at nbn.com (Lophophora Williamsii) writes:

>Wouldn't you think that with all the pot being grown in Humboldt and
>Mendocino counties in California, not to mention Oregon, that some of
>the hops grown in those areas could perhaps be hybridized by accident?
>Of course most of the pros pull the males before they pollinate.  I
>guess this would cut back on cannabis pollen.  But in Texas, an
>allergist friend of mine said that, although they didn't publicize it,
>their pollen counts always included cannabis during July and August.


Lets assume for the sake of argument that some kind of genetic barrier
exists to allowing hybridization between these plants.
This does not preclude ............ forced hybridization
perhaps by microinjection and tissue culture techniques....

Experiments are needed.

Peter Jordan

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