For the first time, six varieties of hemp seeds with technology from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) were registered in the registry of the National Institute of Seeds (INASE). On the other hand, the seeds and clones of the two varieties – “Pachamama” and “Malvina” – will be marketed and distributed for medicinal purposes through a license granted by CONICET to the company Whale Leaf Farms, located in the city of Puerto Madryn. Chubut.
During the CONICET cannabis seed launch event held this afternoon at the Cultural Center of Science (C3) in downtown Buenos Aires, Daniel Filmes, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, congratulated the attendees and said: “All this is possible thanks to the many scientists Thank you for your efforts. I would like to congratulate Ana (Frenchy) for having and creating a vision for CONICET that we are proud of today. A vision that also thinks that the research done will have a positive impact on the lives of our people. What to do with improving quality”.
“It is good to raise this at a time when we are discussing the role of both science and universities and it goes hand in hand with raising public awareness of the role of science in health”, the Science Minister continued.
In closing, Filmus highlighted the importance of sovereignty over seeds, saying: “It is possible because there are certain ideas and attitudes under debate, and a public-private expression that is fundamental and virtuous. What you have seen in recent times Congratulations on the great steps you have taken.”
On varieties of species
Pachamama has genetics that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and Malvina is high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In turn, both varieties contain different concentrations of terpenes, compounds that act synergistically with CBD and THC. With the two varieties, which contain different concentrations of CBD and THC, medicinal oil phytopreparations can be made, and their use by health professionals will be indicated in various pathologies.
Through its cannabis programme, CCT-CONICET-CENPAT made available its scientific, technical and human resource facilities as well as its physical indoor spaces and greenhouses, for the development of different varieties of medical cannabis seeds.
“The grant of licenses for two varieties of medical cannabis seeds completes the circuit from basic research in medical cannabis to positive impact in the growing sector, creating qualified jobs and demonstrating the impact of the scientific sector in regional economies”, Rolando Highlights Gonzalez-Jose, Director of CCT-CONICET-CENPAT.