Fast Facts

  • Biosynthesis is a naturally occurring biological process
  • It occurs in plants when an enzyme (synthase) converts one molecule into a new one
  • In the natural growth process, plants synthesize many different molecules from one to another
  • In some cases, molecules may be converted several times into a variety of end-products
  • For example, in cannabis plants, the Cannabidiolic Acid Synthasebiosynthesizes from CBGA into CBDA, which when exposed to sunlight, is then converted into CBD
  • Biosynthesis is the natural process of the cannabis plant to create cannabinoids
  • When biosynthesis occurs independent of the plant, to create authentic cannabinoid molecules, its often referred to as “cellular agriculture”