Skip to comments.More than 90% of Calif. pot farms infected with ‘severe’ pathogen
Posted on 05/25/2023 8:23:54 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
An infectious pathogen inside California’s pot farms is attacking cannabis plants and growing invisibly for months only to spoil a crop just as a farmer is ready to harvest. Scientists believe that it’s in nearly every pot farm in the state and could be causing billions of dollars in damages to the national weed economy. Hop-latent viroid, or HLVd, shrivels pot plants and reduce how much weight they produce by as much as 30%. It also destroys the amount of THC, pot’s most common active compound, that a plant produces, greatly reducing the value of affected plants.
HLVd was first identified in hop plants, a close relative of cannabis, in the 1980s. It’s now commonly found in hop farms and can reduce the amount of aromatic compounds produced by hops, which are primarily used to flavor beer.
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If nothing else some pols were able to get their brother-in-law a high-paying no-show job and their sister can stay off of welfare.
Mexican cartels at work.
Everything is rotting in CA.
Oh, that accident that causes more government regulations.
“More than 90%”
That’s good start. Go, weed-destroying pathogen! It couldn’t happen to a nicer industry and consumer base.
Good news keeps rolling in today. It be great if it kills off 99% of the crap, but 90% a good start.
That was supposed to be crop, not the other word.
I hope they screw up and it kills their crops too. Minnesota is banking on tax revenue from their new pot laws. It’ll help me laugh harder when revenues come up even shorter
Great minds. Exactly my thought
I’m with you. Most potheads are just growing their own.
Hop-latent viroid, or HLVd, shrivels pot plants and reduce how much weight they produce by as much as 30%.
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Inject all your pot plants with mNRA for HLVd.
We only have 2 weeks to flatten the....uh....uh...dude, I need another toke.
Kind of fitting since pot shrivels the brain too.
Good. Less money into the pockets of the cartel owners.
Fauci warned us that another worldwide pandemic was coming.
And this one will be worse than Cov-Idiocy.
I was wondering if something like this would happen after reading a thread here about how pot growers had such huge surpluses of pot that the price was crashing. They still haven’t sold a lot of last year’s crop, and wholesale prices were down 90%.
aha, they break the pot farmers. Farmers go broke. Government forecloses on the property and government owns the land? Done deal?
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