As Hop Latent Viroid is discovered in Australian cannabis crops for the first time, Somai Pharmaceuticals founder, chairman and CEO Michael Sassano has some advice for any growers struck down by the potentially costly problem.

Michael Sassano

Being a cannabis grower is much like playing Jumanji. You never know what new challenge will come with each harvest and roll of the dice. Since Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) first appeared in 2018, American and Canadian growers have grappled with it. It seems this virus continues to spread too – it was recently discovered in Australian cannabis crops for the first time.

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