Vintage And Landrace Strains: Back To Our Roots


Vintage And Landrace Strains: Back To Our Roots

We all have our roots, and where we come from influences our evolution. Just like music or clothing, cannabis carries important elements from history. These days, strains are being created every day from hybrids of hybrids, and though this cornucopia of the plant is amazing, it’s important to remember those classic strains that started it all.

Before going indoors with the introduction of hydroponics in the 1980s and after it was declared a Schedule I drug in 1970, landrace strains were the most popular form of cannabis. What we smoke today was originally bred from these naturally occurring varieties. In other words, landrace is about as OG as one can get with weed. Named after the region they’re native to, the most popular landrace strains are Mexican, Afghan, Thai, African and South American. Most of these strains were brought over by connoisseurs looking

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