Open Source Cannabis Breeding – Part 2

Canna-biodiversity is a very important cause if you ask us at Strainly. In our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, we exposed the mechanisms potentially threatening this biodiversity and introduced alternative concepts, such as open source. In Open Source Breeding – Part 1, we explained the principles of collaborative economy and open innovation through copyleft. In this article we’ll give you tools to apply the theory.

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Cannabis Tissue Culture: an alternative propagation method

Images and video in this article are courtesy of Sante Botanica and CanGenX BioTech.

You may have noticed, Strainly allows you to offer genetics under the form of tissue cultures. While seeds and clones have been quite common starting material among growers, micro propagation is fairly new in the cannabis world. What is “TC”? What type of benefits will it bring to propagation and cultivation? How tissue culture will impact the cannabis industry?… We’ll try to answer these questions, among others in this article…

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Breeders Spotlight: Gee Stone from Cultivated Choice

You already know… at Strainly, we put our efforts on strengthening the relationship between breeders and growers… This is the third opus of our Breeders Spotlight series in which, each month, we invite a breeder to tell us more about them, their inspiration, experiences and other fun facts… This month’s spotlight is on Gee Stone from Cultivated Choice. Read more “Breeders Spotlight: Gee Stone from Cultivated Choice”

Open Source Cannabis Breeding – Part 1

Do we need to remind you? Our goal at Strainly is to foster the preservation of cannabis genetics and phenotypes with an inclusive community spirit. In our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, we exposed the mechanisms potentially threatening cannabis biodiversity and started exploring alternative approaches. In this article we’ll get even more concrete about the ways to prevent corporate takeover from happening.

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Breeders Spotlight: Matthew from Riot Seeds

Growers usually love to connect directly with breeders to procure their cultivars via Strainly, and we thought we could do a little more to strengthen that relationship… This is the first instalment of our Breeders Spotlight series in which, each month, we’ll invite a breeder to tell us more about them, their sources of inspiration, their experiences and other fun facts… And we kick off the series with Matthew from Riot Seeds. Read more “Breeders Spotlight: Matthew from Riot Seeds”

BREEDERS’ RIGHTS AND THE PRESERVATION OF CANNABIS CULTIVARS – PART 3

Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis genetics and phenotypes with an inclusive community spirit. Breeding is the manifestation of passion, creativity and hard work. Breeders should find achievement and reward in playing a key role in the conservation and evolution of the plant. Cannabis Intellectual Property is becoming a sensitive topic among breeders. This is the last part of our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, where we try to envision the possible approaches to cannabis breeding.

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