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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Origins of cannabis in Turkey

Turkish seeds - Kurdistan

Cannabis cultivation in Turkey is one of the oldest in Europe, which is not strange since it is a plant originary from Asia that spread from East to West. According to evidence found, cannabis tradition in Turkey may date back to 1000BC, being highly valued for its multiple uses. Over the course of the centuries, …

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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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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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