WHAT IS A GENOTYPE?
The DNA of a cannabis strain. Certifying and cataloging the DNA of our selected strains protects Veterans from counterfeit cannabis and untrue genetics. For example: "Blue Dream" is the most counterfeited strain in the industry, which is why every shop has a different version of it. Confusion happens easily: A grower may incorrectly believe he's producing one variety, then pass on incorrect information to a budtender or dispensary. Buyers may be told they're receiving one kind of bud when in reality, it's another. DNA sequencing of cannabis plants provides empirical evidence of the subspecies variety type that cannot be counterfeited. We assure our Veterans only get certified varieties, which in turn ensures the experience they get is consistent!
WHAT IS A PHENOTYPE?
The characteristics of a cannabis strain. The phenotype of the plant determines what kind of plant it is and what the experience will be. The size and shape of the plant's body, leaves, node spacing, cola structure, color and smell are all characteristics of a plant's phenotype. Further, both a plant's genes and its phenotype dictate its chemotype: the chemical characteristics of the plant. Chemotypes include cannabinoids like THC and CBD along with terpenes. Interpening methodology and experts certify what type of interaction a Veteran will get when using the plant 9 out of 10 times. Don't worry if you may be the one of of ten who has a different experience with pre-selected strains; VFCF has a solution for you, too!
Choosing a strain of cannabis to create specific therapeutic effects is like an old-school game of telephone. A grower may believe he's producing one variety, then pass incomplete information to a budtender or dispensary, where facts may again become confused and buyers may be told they're receiving one kind of bud when in reality, it's another. DNA sequencing of cannabis plants provides empirical evidence of species and type-which authenticates a plant's specific therapeutic properties.