Genetic Selection for Oil Production


Did you know that some cannabis varieties produce more oil than others?

A cannabis plant's active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is found within the resin glands that cover the flower. Naturally, the more resin glands that a plant has, the more APIs it will produce.

In my experience, some cannabis varieties are more "oily" than others, meaning that they will yield much more API than drier varieties that don't produce as much resin.

This is an essential consideration for cannabis companies that are in the oil extraction business. The more oil that a plant produces, the more profitable it is to grow that plant.

Aim for a minimum 10:1 extraction ratio. One hundred grams of dry flower should yield about ten grams of oil.