Stevia Corp. (OTC: STEV) (“Stevia Corp” or the “Company”), an international farm management company and healthcare company focused on the commercial development of products that support a healthy lifestyle, including stevia and hemp and their compounds, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Real Hemp LLC, has unveiled a searchable digital library consisting of more than 30 years of peer reviewed scientific research publications focused on the cannabis plant. Stevia Corp and Real Hemp Advisory Panel member, Dr. Paul Mahlberg, is the author or co-author of each publication included in the library.
The searchable research library contains some of the most important research ever published on the cannabis plant, with specific concentration on glandular trichome development. Dr Mahlberg and his colleague’s research has been referenced in thousands of cannabis and hemp articles and publications over the years, including industry leading publications such as High Times Magazine. The research also resulted in some of the most important discoveries about the cannabis plant that are still applied today by some of the most successful cannabis grow operations and industrial hemp farms in the world.
For over three decades, Dr. Mahlberg was known as one of the world’s leading researchers of the cannabis plant. Dr. Mahlberg obtained one of only two Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule 1 research licenses to pursue studies on cannabis in the United States spanning a period of 33 years from 1970-2003. During that time, he accumulated one of the most extensive seed banks in the world with over 200 strains (including landrace varieties) of cannabis from worldwide sources, which were cultivated in secure greenhouses.
Dr. Mahlberg is a Professor Emeritus of Indiana University and was an active professor in the Botany department of the University until 1994 after which he continued his research on cannabis with visiting faculty and maintained his laboratory until 2003. Dr. Mahlberg received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California, Berkley and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
George Blankenbaker, President of Stevia Corp commented, “We are fortunate to have Dr. Mahlberg on our advisory panel and it is a great honor that he chose our company to make his valuable research available to scientists, growers and consumers. At the time that Dr. Mahlberg was conducting his research, he was a pioneer in a field of study that did not have the full understanding and support of the general public, politicians and other scientists. Now that the true value of the cannabis plant is starting to be known and understood, there is considerable interest by many parties to have access to such research. We are thrilled to be able facilitate the expansion of knowledge of this important plant in support of this important industry.”
The research library contains a total of 37 searchable publications that can be viewed at https://www.realhemp.com/mahlberg-cannabis-research/.