Vermont Cannabis Control Board announcement about Hop Latent Viroid

Vermont cannabis agency has detected Hop Latent Viroid

The Vermont Cannabis Control Board shared an update on their website that a pathogen called Hop Latent Viroid was detected at a cultivation facility. This viroid is a pathogen that infects cannabis plants and causes for dramatically lower yields and lower concentrations of cannabinoids. In order to prevent future spread of Hop Latent Viroid, the agency is instructing cultivators to follow strict sanitization protocols, testing, and limiting visitors from outside. The plant disease can be hard to identify and is normally not detected until the harvest stage. The Cannabis Control Board recommends having plants tested for Hop Latent Viroid and immediately destroying any plants that are infected to prevent the disease from spreading to more plants.

Find the full. announcement from the Vermont Cannabis Control Board on their website here: