Open Source Cannabis Breeding

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’ 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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Breeders’ rights and the preservation of cannabis cultivars – Part 2

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. But now that we are a bit more familiar with the concepts of “plant protection” and “public domain”, we should be able to execute on a strategy to protect biodiversity and breeders’ interests.

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The Breeder / Seed Maker Golden Rules, by RiotSeeds

By: Matthew from RiotSeeds – www.riotseeds.nl

At Strainly we strongly believe in the concepts of inclusiveness and diversity, as they foster creativity, new possibilities and in the end… choices. When it comes to cannabis genetics, diversity of cultivars empowers patients, breeders and growers. In this article, Matthew from RiotSeeds will share his experience and insight about breeding cannabis. We believe it will be valuable to both accomplished and aspiring breeders, as well as to the entire community by hopefully increasing the chances of quality cultivars being introduced to the public. Thank you Matt!

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Breeders’ rights and the preservation of cannabis cultivars – Part 1

 
Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis phenotypes, with an inclusive community spirit. Breeding is the manifestation of passion, creativity and hard work. We truly believe that breeders should be self-achieved and rewarded for playing a key role in the conservation and evolution of the plant under its various forms. Breeders are sometimes bummed and concerned about the distribution, propagation and reproduction of the cultivars they created… with reason. While it wouldn’t be fair to pretend that Strainly will address all the problems breeders faced for decades, we thought we could start with some general guidance about breeders’ rights…

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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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