Oruzgan, Afghanistan Landrace Domesticate “Zala”


The Chora agricultural district of Oruzgan (Urõzgãn) province in Afghanistan sits atop the centre of southern Afghanistan like a cultural time capsule, a wadi (valley) rich with culture, tradition and practices. Protected by ridges of steep mountains, breaking only to indicate the direction of rugged passes, fertile streams and bumpy roads. Chora district of Oruzgan …

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Sri Lanka cannabis


Sri Lanka, or in English, ” Resplendent Isle ” is indeed a real paradise. Incredible beaches, dramatic hills and deep jungle are the backdrop to an amazingly compact and diverse ecology second to none. Cannabis is but one of a huge variety of crops grown on the island. Home to some of the world’s best …

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The arrival of cannabis in New Caledonia


Cannabis arrived only a few decades ago on this French Pacific island, some tribal elders talk about 1950 (World War II) with the presence of Americans. Others evoke the 60’s and 70’s with the Hippie / Woodstock period; There are many legends about it and some even speak of several hundred years, something that could …

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Cretan cannabis

Crete cultivar

The Cretan is another classic heirloom strain from Greece, the seeds from this domesticate plant were collected in the early 90’s from mountainous villages of Rethymno area on the island of Crete.These 90’s Cretan genetics, due to the outdoor open pollination techniques, contain high genetic diversity and expressing various phenotypes with similar characteristics and superior …

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Lebanese Red and Blonde hash plants

Lebanese cannabis plants

The origins of cannabis cultivation in Lebanon date back several centuries ago, being a major tradinggood already in Ottoman times. Indeed, the Ottoman Empire was in constant need of cannabis fibre tosupply its Navy, thus developing a huge hemp industry throughout its territories. Traditionally, cannabishas been grown in Lebanon in different areas, although it is …

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Southern local sativas in Colombia

Up on the Andes Mountains in Colombia, we found several microclimates, this, at that time favoured  the Country  to have many local sativas that adapted over the years obtaining great diversity and with this climatic diversity creating unique plants. To the South of Colombia, crossing the Andes mountain range, we could find there are large …

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History of Kalamata Red: Kalamata Red was very popular in Greece within the circles of underground artists and people from the 70’s and  early 80’s. By 2002, it was widely known throughout Greece and in some coffee shops in Amsterdam as the best quality Greek cannabis strain. Severe government laws between 1995 – 2000 resulted …

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The new European cannabis phase

1798: Napoleon Bonaparte lands in Alexandria with thirty thousand French soldiers and two thousand cannons. He defeats the Mamelukes’ army near the Pyramids, and conquers Cairo, all through one of those flash wars of which the French general was a specialist. Two years earlier, with a similar military operation, it had conquered the Lombardy region …

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Cannabis: A plant with enigmatic origins

In recent years, in several regions of the world, there has been a revaluation of the medicinal and food properties of Cannabis, as well as of its use as a raw material in the industrial sectors (textiles, construction, paper, energy, etc.), teaches about better eco-sustainability compared to the “traditional” oil and deforestation industries. Hemp is …

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