Kristen Peach, PhD

Kristen received a master’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2017, and completed her PhD in Plant Biology at UC Santa Barbara in April 2020. Kristen is a plant evolutionary biologist with 10+ years of research experience. She pursuing a full-time career in Cannabis research.

Kristen Peach, PhD

Terpene Profiles in Cannabis: Challenges and Opportunities

It might seem like the words “cannabis,” “hemp,” and “marijuana” are thrown around interchangeably. In reality, cannabis falls under two functional groups — hemp and marijuana. In the United States, plants with <0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are considered hemp. Any plant THC concentrations that are higher than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana. Marijuana is divided …

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An Introduction to Cannabis Photobiology

Throughout history, humans have harvested cannabis for food, medicine and fiber. Archaeological evidence suggests it was utilized by humans 6,000-10,000 years ago. However, legal, commercial Cannabis production is a relatively new, rapidly growing, and highly profitable industry in Europe and North America. Commercial cannabis production typically occurs indoors and is therefore incredibly reliant on environmental …

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