Seed logistics… storing and shipping your magic beans

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Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis phenotypes, which indeed means, under the form of seeds (or “beans”). Seeds are essential to genetic preservation, and keeping your seeds safe and viable is material to preservation success. When it comes to making seeds travel, risks of destruction increase dramatically. In this article, we’ll give you basic guidance about storing and… shipping seeds so that they make it safe to destination

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Cloning cannabis: growing weed without seeds

Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis phenotypes, which sometimes means, under the form of clones (or “cuts”). Clones are incredibly important to the facilitation of genetic preservation, but successfully cloning a cannabis plant requires following a few important steps, that we’ll try to cover in this article. The process of cloning can be a controversial one, as there is a variety of methods you can use. Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, or simply paraphrase the already existing knowledge on the topic, we’ll try to aggregate a handful of the many available sources within this article, thus allowing you to get the basics, do your homework and plan your cloning project a bit before jumping in.

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A few options to ship clones

Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of clean cultivars, which sometimes mean, under the form of clones (or “cuts”). Clones are incredibly important to the facilitation of genetic preservation, but providing clones to someone located dozens of miles away (or more!), requires a bit of imagination… It’s not always widely known across the community, but there are different ways of providing clones to a patient or caregiver without necessarily meeting in person. In this article, we’ll describe different options (from the cheap DIY to the purpose-designed container) allowing clones to travel on their own to destination.

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Inspecting clones for pests and pathogens

Clones are incredibly important to the facilitation of genetic preservation, but all too often they can also be a source vector for pests and pathogens. Because Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of clean cultivars, we are pleased to have Russell Pace, President of the Cannabis Horticultural Association, share his knowledge with our members in this article. Russell will try to cover the main pests and pathogens you should be aware of and also some symptoms associated with those diseases.

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By: Russel Pace – President of the Cannabis Horticultural Association

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5 simple habits of successful Strainly users

Strainly is a community. Community implies looking after each other, and doing what we can to keep us and other members away from bad experiences. We do everything we can to keep Strainly safe and are successful so far. However, you also have a role to play in ensuring that Strainly remains a safe place for everyone. 

First, let’s cover the 3 main ways of interacting with each other on Strainly:

  • Public comments at the bottom of each listing
  • Contact via private messages using the grey “Contact” button under member’s name if you simply want to ask preliminary questions (see below screenshot)
  • Request after selecting the needed quantity if you actually need the offered cultivar (see below screenshot)

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VIDEOS – Cannabinoids, terpenes, pollen for breeding projects…

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 aims at giving you tips for a more effective and enjoyable Strainly experience…

When it comes to finding the right genes, Strainly’s powerful search features are not always fully taken advantage of. We didn’t want to write a long and boring article so we decided to record 6 short videos to help you have the best Strainly experience possible.

Looking for specific cannabinoids or terpenes? There are filters for that too!

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LEGAL – Know your rights and stay safe

Though legislations in many states and countries become more “canna-friendly”, many of us still often have the feeling of being in a grey area when it comes to anything that relates to our favorite plants. The majority of our members behave in good faith and want to be compliant. However, making sure that you are in compliance can be a long road to haul… With NO intent to be legal counsels to our members, this article aims at pointing you to some sources of information that can help you in this compliance journey.

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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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The best posts for the best cultivars!

Remember? Strainly is a social platform, a community of members, an attempt to empower cannabis growers, breeders and patients to preserve and enhance marijuana genetics. Strainly allows you to offer your help to other members, to enhance each other’s access to new cultivars. In this article, we explain how to maximise your chances of interactions with other members through your posts.

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The power of a great Strainly profile

Strainly is a social platform, a community of members, an attempt to empower cannabis growers, breeders and patients to preserve and enhance marijuana genetics. Like with any social platform, building a sentiment of trust and belonging is an understatement. It starts with creating a nice and descriptive profile in order to introduce yourself to other members. It’s an invitation to connect with you.