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Cannabis Family Tree: Understanding Genetics & Strains with Wendy Swope

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Elevation 2477' Community Room

569 Searls Ave

Suite D

Nevada City, CA 95959

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The cannabis plant has been grown ever since humans started farming. Its first uses were primarily as food, although ancient people also took advantage of both its fibres – for the production of cloth – and its medicinal properties to alleviate their ailments. The nonsense of recent prohibition is more than obvious when one studies the history of this wonderful relationship, which has led mankind to benefit from its many uses, both for industrial, medicinal, spiritual or personal uses.

Visiting a dispensary can be overwhelming with an elaborate range of marijuana strains. The hundreds of possibilities (yes, hundreds!) have created a whole new class of marijuana smokers. Who turned from stereotypical stoners into rather picky and sophisticated, or even pretentious. The classification of cannabis is becoming more intricate than ever has been. The last couple of years marijuana has been treated like a fine wine by most connoisseurs. Every strain has history, a specific way of growing, aroma, taste, type of high, etc. just like wine or beer. Each Cannabis strain varies with different physical characteristics and different effects to the brain and body. Even if they were from the same species such as; Indica, Sativa or Hybrid.

This class will provide you an overview of cannabis' evolution through history as well as guiding you in the right direction to choosing the right strain for you. We will go over the three main cannabis species and their differences. You will learn how to pair the right strain with the environment, time of day, and activity durring which you will be consuming cannabis.

Our education session will be 90 minutes concluding with a Q & A session.

  1. We will begin with an overview of the history of cannabis and how it has evolved to the present.
    The 3 main landrace strains and their geographic origin.
    Development of hybrid and the beginning of their development.
    Discussing various strains with visual handouts from the cannabis family tree.
  2. Basics about Strains. D
    iscuss genetics –differences and similarities from parent strains.
    Discuss phenotypes- differences and similarities from genetics.
    Discuss terpenes- aroma and flavor profiles through phenotypes.
  3. A brief explanation about the endocannabinoid system and discovery.
    Simple description on CB1 and CB2 receptors.
    Parts of human body CB1 and CB2 receptors are located.
    How this applies to such cannabinoids as THC, CBD, CBN, etc.
  4. Bring previous topics to formulate which strain is appropriate for personal and medical use.
    Sleep aid.
    Pain management.
    PTSD.
    Energy.
    Creativity.
    Etc., etc..
  5. Q & A discussion

Wendy Swope majored in Healthcare Sciences and Nutrition in college and studied Biotechnology. Interested in patient care, she has worked in Nursing from emergency care, Search and Rescue to end of life stages. She began her career in cannabis as a caregiver and advocate for new laws in decriminalizing patient rights to safe access to their medicine. Working and pioneering in cannabis for almost 15 years she has helped many to understand the law and find the right medicine to grow for their personal medical use. She has worked intensively with patients developing strains and their genetics to address a myriad of medical needs. She is inspired by the plant in that it is similar to the human body in growth and treatment. In 2015 she started Sierra AlpenGlo, a company dedicated to helping farmers grow the best cannabis in all stages through her talented team in consulting and development from seed to patient. With the collaboration of like-minded farmers and patients her passion is unlimited.

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