Open Source Breeding – Part 3

You now know how and why canna-biodiversity is at stake. 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 2, we gave you some options to start open sourcing your genetics. We have done our best to gather information and initiate a movement. Now, it’s your turn to make change happen…

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Cannabis Tissue Culture: Present and Future

Photos in this article are courtesy of Dark Heart Nursery (by Jennifer Cole and Mike Rosati).

In case you had missed it, 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 usually less familiar. Fortunately, William Roberts, Researcher / Agronomist at Dark Heart Nursery, is sharing his knowledge with us in this article. William has been with Dark Heart Nursery for 7 years and tissue culturing cannabis since 2014! Happy reading…

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Open Source 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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Open Source 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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Are Terpenes a Younger Sibling or a Superhero?

Key contribution from Nicholas Demski, Staff Writer at Terpenes and Testing Magazine

When we designed Strainly, a key functionality that quickly appeared as a “must have” was to allow users to search cultivars based on cannabinoids… AND terpenes! While most people usually focus on THC… and CBD concentrations, there are other components in cannabis. As Nicholas and Jason from the editorial team at Terpenes and Testing Magazine would put, “there is a certain discrepancy between terpenes’ notoriety and usefulness”. In this month’s article, Nicholas and Jason share their knowledge about terpenes, their role and connection with cannabinoids. Hopefully, you’ll learn a few things about terpenes and pay attention to them when hunting cultivars on Strainly… Read more “Are Terpenes a Younger Sibling or a Superhero?”

Strainly is about community empowerment

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With legal winds slowly becoming more favorable, the cannabis industry recently became the fastest growing sector in North America. With fast growth usually comes the concentration of actors within the sector. Sooner than we think, we could see gigantic corporations appearing in the cannabis industry and while big is not necessarily bad, concentration usually means less diversity…
At Strainly, we believe in diversity. We live in a diverse community, we think diversity equals creativity and therefore new possibilities. When it comes to marijuana genetics, diversity of strains empowers patients, breeders and growers. This article describes our purpose and explains why Strainly is key to a sustainable cannabis biodiversity.

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