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Bitcoins and Gravy EP #88.5 Cannabis Genetics

Published on February 12th, 2017 by John Barrett


This episode is from an interview with genome scientist Kevin McKernan from August 2015. Enjoy!

Episode #73: Distributed Consensus on Cannabis Genetics

On today's show I interview Kevin McKernan the Chief Scientist at Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Lifesciences. Kevin talks to us about everything from the Human genome project gone bad to free market regulations and testing in the Cannabis field. We discuss families moving to Colorado to help their children get relief from epileptic seizures, the opiate crisis in America and how Bitcoin blockchain technology is helping us move toward personalized medicine and away from the dangers inherent in one size fits all herd medicine. Could this be a bright moment in pharmaceutical history? Let's hope so.

CREDITS & VALUABLE LINKS:

Cover image: Australian Bastard

Sequencing of Australian Bastard (A potentially novel cannabis species discussed in the ICRS talk)

To Learn more about Kannapedia http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/kannapedia/

Kannapedia credits
Christian Saucier
David MacFadzean
Medicinal Genomics Team

To learn more about Cannabis Microbiomes and the ICRS (International Cannabinoid Research Society)
http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/product-literature/

John Goodmans Book: Priceless
http://www.independent.org/store/book.asp?id=99

PDUFA Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescription_Drug_User_Fee_Act

FDAReview.com at the Independent Institute
http://www.fdareview.org

Courtagen Life Sciences
http://www.courtagen.com

Variants associated with Chronic Pain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26022780

Videos about Genetic testing in Chronic Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSAfRM24kvs http://youtu.be/RoH-ujJPRMk

Methods to weaken Gene Patents
http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v31/n10/full/nbt.2703.html

Two papers that highlight how whole plant therapies are inherently better and different than single molecule drugs from the FDA.
BCP is the most common terpene in Cannabis and it tickles the Cannabinoid 2 receptor like Cannabidiol (CBD).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452214007210
http://cbdresearchinstitute.com/app/download/7452625/Whole+Plant+vs.+Epid...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/pdf/bph0163-1344.pdf

I spend a lot of time on the Medicinal Genomics Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/FreeCBD

For Memorial Day, our Team etched something into the blockchain that will never be forgotten. This is Kannapedia at its most nascent alpha state. The QR-Codes are links to websites that contain the sequencing data and the proof of existence SHA-256 hash digest of the sequencing file. An editorial wiki can be built around this for community commenting and support and anyone can redraw the phylogenetic tree as they see fit from the open source data. The blockchain transaction however is immutable.

http://kannapedia.info/v/wiki/fa170fbf/Kannapedia

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