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Marijuana strand named after.seed

Strain names range from whimsical to seriously profound. Some of the most famous strains got their names from the history of their evolution. Some are derived from the intent of their breeders. Others are the products of urban mythology. A few are just plain marketing hype. Let’s dive into the names of 10 of the most well-known and beloved strains.


The exact origins of the name Trainwreck are mostly urban lore. There’s talk of a clandestine crop growing near an investigated train collision. Some people link the name to a simple, breezy, outdoor harvest located near some cool looking railway tracks. Others claim Trainwreck originated in Arcata, Calif. Those same people typically insist that Arcata Trainwreck is the only true cut. Others argue that Arcata is only referenced alongside Trainwreck because it’s such a popular town and, really, Arcata has nothing to do with real-deal Trainwreck.

Regardless, a few things are certain about this strain: It’s from Humboldt County, one of the most famous outdoor growing locations in the world, and it’s a Humboldt classic. Speaking from experience, consumed in large enough quantities, properly grown Trainwreck will leave you looking like one without ever realizing it. All aboard!

Jack Herer

Jack’s a dude and Jack had a groove. Jack Herer not only wrote a famous cannabis-activism book The Emperor Wears No Clothes, he also had a strain named after him by Dutch cannabis geneticists. After years of political activism and efforts to push cannabis legalization forward, including two runs for United States President in 1988 and 1992, Jack “The Emperor of Hemp” Herrer passed away in his hometown of Eugene, Ore., in 2010. His legend lives on with one of the most sought-after strains today.

The next time you’re in Portland, you can visit the head shop he opened called The Third Eye on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. His son, Mark Herer, owns it now.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies , or “GSC,” as it’s likely to become known as recreational states begin to ban the use of strain names appealing to minors, is an award-winning cut of cannabis with roots in California. There’s a bit of haze surrounding its origins, though. Known as a hybrid of F1 Durban Poison and OG Kush, some cannabis enthusiasts will tell you Granddaddy Purple is in there, too. It depends on who you talk to.

If you ask Pieguy, a grower who’s staked his claim as the official breeder of GSC, he’ll insist any cut with GDP in the mix is never Girl Scout Cookies, only his infamous Cherry Pie. Rightfully so, he’s part of California’s Cookie Family, a collective of underground breeders including Taylor Gang rap star Berner, who brought Girl Scout Cookies and Cookie Family cannabis to worldwide fame.

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is named after Charlotte Figi, a young girl suffering from Dravet syndrome, a disease known to cause severe epilepsy at a very young age. By 3 years old, Figi was severely disabled and having 60 grand-mal seizures per day despite her doctor’s efforts to treat her. At age 5, Figi’s parents and physicians experimented with high-CBD cannabis oil in treating her epilepsy. Charlotte responded favorably to the first dose, bringing the frequency of her seizures down to one per week.

Developed by six brothers, Joel, Jesse, Jon, Jordan, Jared and Josh Stanley, Charlotte’s Web cannabis and the rumors of CBD’s efficacy in treating childhood epilepsy spread around the globe. The story was chronicled in the 2013 CNN documentary Weed, where CNN chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke out publicly about the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana. Headlines across the map quickly became: “Charlotte Figi: The Girl Who Is Changing Medical Marijuana Laws Across America.” Amen.

Sour Diesel

Another all-star strain, East Coast champion Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, is thought to be a descendant of the mighty Chem Dog, both a strain and kind-bud cannabis breeder from New England. Its precise lineage is arguable, but most people agree it’s some derivative of Chem Dog, perhaps including Northern Lights, and possibly some Skunk. Sour Diesel has dominated New York City’s weed scene for nearly a decade and is now one of the more popular strains on the West Coast.

When grown properly, its scent is funky and fuelly, like petroleum-derived diesel fuel. That—along with the sour look on the faces of smokers who couldn’t get their hands on any—explains the name Sour Diesel, thought to be an indication of highly varied and expressively stanky, sour, fuel-smelling terpenes.


AK-47 was named after the Russian Kalashnikov rifle for its “one-hit wonder” effects. Now ranking as one of the most well known strains in the world, AK-47 was originally bred by Serious Seeds and is a cross of four regional landraces, Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani. This bud is Gen-Xer weed all the way. The baby-boomers had been rocking landraces through the ’60s and ’70s until the Internet helped enable greater international seed exchange, leading to rabid experimentation with cannabis hybridization through the ’90s.

On the cusp of this movement is AK-47, an amazing old-school hit from 1992. It went on to win numerous awards throughout the early 2000s and still does til this day, securing its place as a legendary strain.

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Obama Kush

Often touted as a cross of Afghani and OG Kush, it’s fitting that Obama Kush is erroneously disputed just like our president’s place of birth. Obama Kush is actually a mix of Mendocino Purple and Bubba Kush​. Isn’t that exactly how it should be? CSI Humboldt cultivated this cross and Oregon’s Tigard Farms ran with it as “Obama Kush,” subsequently making it one of the most popular strains in the Pacific Northwest. Four more years!


Few strains have the lore of G-13. According to some accounts, in the 1960s, government agencies like the CIA, FBI, and others rounded up the dankest of the dank from breeders across the world and initiated a covert research project at the University of Mississippi to hybridize the strains into powerful super-strains. They arrived at strains numbered G-1 through G-23. Each one was slightly different.

Rumor has it that G-13 was the best of them all and Nevil Martin Schoenmakers, an Australian-born cannabis breeder known for founding the first cannabis seedbank, called The Seed Bank of Holland, worked with a rogue agent at the research project to steal seeds and spread them all over the United States through his network of growers.

By the 1990s, G-13 was all over the United States. Its popularity began to peak around 1999, with a feature in the film American Beauty as the yuppy neighborhood’s weed of choice. One year prior, in 1998, Dave Chappelle referenced the legend of G-13 in the stoner comedy Half-Baked. In the film, Chapelle portrays a weed-loving janitor working in a research facility who gets his hands on some of the most potent herb ever known and begins selling it all over New York City.

Lamb’s Bread

Most likely, you’ve heard this popular strain name mentioned in Reggae songs. Widely-known as Bob Marley’s favorite type of cannabis to smoke, Lamb’s Bread was the “Chronic” of Jamaica. Rastafarians believe that cannabis is “bread of the lamb,” or the holy bread of life, a spiritual gift from Jah. It’s also a Jamaican slang term, meaning “great ganja.”

More obscure in North America, a recent revival in its popularity has made it easier to obtain, although it’s sometimes referred to as “Lamb’s Breath” because of misunderstandings of the strain’s pronunciation and varied taxonomy used by Dutch seed banks. Some old-schoolers like to tell stories about smoking Moroccan hash called Lamb’s Breath, purported to be the premium, first shake of trichomes captured over a silk cloth and collected for consumption.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick , which is also the fictional Sasquatch of Sperm Whales detailed in Herman Melville’s 1851 classic, is a cross of White Widow and Haze—two pillars of Dutch cannabis breeding. Dinafem Seeds takes credit for its proliferation. Still a bit of a rarity on dispensary shelves, common derivatives are Super Lemon and Super Silver Haze. The strain has two phenotypes: one with Narrow Leaf characteristics that is often grown outdoors and the other, less common, with Broad Leaf characteristics.

Moby Dick has been resurfacing recently. You may see more of it, so keep an eye out. This strain gets its name from its massive yields—nearly a pound per square foot. It’s a whale of a plant and can squeeze out quite a few cartridges of cannabis oil.

History of marijuana strains

History of the most renowned cannabis strains. It is always useful to know more about the strains we are growing or willing to grow. In this category you will find info on the most grown varieties worlwide.

20 Vintage photos that prove cannabis was more popular than you thought

If you thought that cannabis was a cool, modern substance, then there’s nothing quite like looking back in time and discovering that our great-great-grandparents’ generation was already using this plant in much the same way we do today, at least until the moral crusades of the 1920s cut the habit short. And what better to verify this than with photographs of cannabis use that reached all strata of our Western society, from the lowest with hemp production (for almost 3,000 years the largest agricultural crop on the planet) to the highest, where doctors, aristocrats and intellectuals used cannabis to heal body and mind; or to expand the consciousness. The romantic movement informed humanity that if you wish to transcend the limitations of the flesh, look to nature because nature has the answer. Some people took this literally.

Cannabis in Nepal

The history of cannabis cultivation and use in Nepal goes back centuries, being one of the countries with the longest cannabis tradition in the world. Nepal is located in the heart of the Himalayan mountain range, wedged between China and India and within its borders lie 8 of the world’s 14 mountains over 8,000 metres high. It is therefore a mountainous country with impressive water reserves, which, in addition to the annual monsoon season, means that cannabis grows wild without any problems.

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Over the centuries, Nepal has made a name for itself in cannabis culture for several reasons, such as its spectacular sativas, its incomparable handmade hashish or charas, and the natural way in which consumption was handled by the authorities (as well as the arrival of western tourists attracted by precisely these reasons) during the 60s and early 70s. Today we are going to take a closer look at this wonderful and beautiful country to learn more about its history in relation to cannabis.

Origins of Jungle Boys

Any fans of American cannabis genetics will already know of the Jungle Boys, a Los Angeles-based collective of growers who aim to produce high-quality, clean, and potent cannabis. They are known in particular for discovering and breeding amazing White Fire OG phenotypes, but also for the famous Mimosa and many other cannabis strains.

These days, they are an essential part of the North American cannabis scene, offering high-quality cannabis buds and extractions in several dispensaries in the United States, in addition to producing a whole range of derivative products, as well as a catalogue of seeds of their best-known varieties.

Today we are going to discover the history of the Jungle Boys, the origin of their adventures, from the first lamps in the garage to the installation of grows with several thousand lights, the opening of dispensaries, the production of seeds and merchandising, the lawsuits. and of course we will also tell you all about the notoriety that the Jungle Boys enjoy today.

Early steps of Ivan from the Jungle Boys

Today, the Jungle Boys are very likely one of the most popular breeder collectives in the US However, they have a turbulent history full of tribulations, so today we invite you to discover their history and, in particular, the journey of Ivan, the enthusiast behind this popular collective. A story full of twists and turns, from discreet grows in a garage at the beginning to installations with hundreds of lamps, a dispensary, corruption problems, legal battles with the city of Los Angeles. and finally the well-deserved success.

Mohan Ram and feminised cannabis seeds

Throughout the 1990s, particularly in the later years of the decade, the first feminised seeds emerged on the cannabis seed market. For the first time, growers did not have to worry about removing males, or about filling in the gaps left in the crop once they were discarded, or about accidental pollination of their plants. a true revolution had begun within the sector, and feminised seeds became a hit!

What for a few years seemed like some kind of a rarity to many, soon became the most demanded type of seeds in the sector, meaning that at the start of the new millennium there were already many other seed banks that had joined the wave of feminisation and had begun to produce their varieties (also new and interesting hybrids) in a feminised version. Although each breeder had his own technique of reversing the sex of female plants to produce “feminised pollen”, without a doubt one of the most used was, and still is, silver thiosulfate or STS. But where does this technique come from? Who was the first to put it into practice? Keep reading if you want to know the answer!

Mexico and marijuana

Mexico is certainly one of the New World countries with the strongest tradition in cannabis cultivation and consumption. Sharing borders with the United States to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south, this wonderful nation is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and enjoys such disparate climates that it’s possible to go from a desolated desert to a luxuriant rainforest brimming with life, in a matter of a few hours.

In fact, (although, as we will see, it’s a widely contested theory) according to many sources, Mexico is the place where cannabis first arrived in the Americas. From there, it quickly spread both north and south, and to the Caribbean Sea islands off the east coast of Mexico. In this article, we take a deeper look into the history of this ancient plant in this beautiful land, which recently has been taking huge steps towards full regularization, and could become an example for many others.

The history of Purple Punch (Alpha Cut)

Purple Punch, from the best Californian dispensaries to the world

From time to time, we cannabis lovers start wondering about the origins of certain strains. On many occasions, this curiosity about the origin of certain genetics comes because they have reached a high level of popularity among users, while other times it’s because these strains are sweeping the board at cannabis cups or because we can suddenly find them in the best dispensaries or cannabis clubs of our cities.

Another reason for our curiosity could be that this strain has been newly added to the catalogue of our favourite seed bank. Well, this time we are going to dedicate an article to telling you more about the well-known Purple Punch, in particular about one of the most popular clones or cuts that have come from it, the “Alpha Cut”.

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The Origins of GG4 – RIP Joesy Whales

This week began with the sad news that GG4 co-creator Joesy Whales aka Don Peabody, had died. He passed away in Las Vegas on May 6th at the age of 69 years old, doing what he loved most, and is survived by his wife, Angela, and their two children. We’d like to take this opportunity to pay our respects and pass on our deepest condolences to his family and at the same time, tell you a little about his enormous impact on cannabis culture.

Zamal, a legendary cannabis strain from Reunion

Zamal, cannabis from Reunion Island

Cannabis or marijuana is a plant that currently can be found in all corners of the world. There is clear evidence that the cannabis plant originated in the Eastern/Central Asian regions. Then, it spread to the Middle East, and afterwards, to both the African and American continents.

Over the centuries, through traveling and commercial activities, humanity established cannabis cultivation in areas where it didn’t grow naturally. A perfect example of this expansion is Zamal, the strain that reached Reunion Island and acclimatized to the point of growing spontaneously as a pure landrace for over two centuries.

Cannabis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in central Asia, wedged between the western foothills of the Hindu Kush and the deserts of Iran, is a country with one of the greatest traditions of cannabis cultivation and, more specifically, of hashish production. Since it is believed that cannabis originated thousands of years ago on the slopes of the Himalayas (home of the largest mountains in the world), today it seems obvious that this was one of the first places where this plant was cultivated in a controlled manner, although even now there is still some confusion as to what kind of varieties have been traditionally grown in this area, as well as the “emergence” of the Afghan genotype, or in other words, what we now refer to as Afghan varieties.

What is clear is that Afghanistan is one of the cradles of cannabis and especially of hashish, with a tradition that today represents what would probably be the world’s oldest in terms of the development of hash. In addition, and according to the UNODC, in recent years Afghanistan has become the world’s largest producer of this resin concentrate, surpassing Morocco and seeing the cultivation of cannabis gradually displace that of another traditional crop in the Golden Triangle area, that of opium.

Origins of cannabis cultivation

Where did cannabis originate?

Mankind and cannabis have maintained a close relationship throughout the History. Although scientific and archaeological evidence allows us to estimate the date and place where it originated, it is difficult to establish its exact place – and time – of origin.

Critical Mass by Mr. Nice, a legendary cannabis strain

Mr. Nice Seedbank, a project by Shantibaba, Nevil and Howard Marks

Almost 20 years have passed since Mr. Nice Seedbank was founded in 1998 by Scott Blakey, Nevil Shoenmakers and Howard Marks. Scott and Nevil, former partners of Arjan Roskam in the Green House Seed Company, decided to share their strains by creating a new seed company that quickly earned its place in the market and which got the name of the alias of the third partner, Howard Marks. At the time when feminized seeds were entering the market and demand was increasing every day (in countries like Spain and thanks to grow shops people were starting to grow their own pot), Shantibaba (Scott) and Nevil developed some of the most popular genetics of that time, like Black Widow (their own version of the White Widow), Neville’s Haze, La Niña or the renowned Critical Mass.

The origins of Haze

What’s the story of Haze?

Haze is, probably, the most grown and renowned 100% sativa hybrid throughout the world. Its origins date back to the early 1970’s in the region of Santa Cruz, California (USA).During this time, two brothers known as the “Haze Brothers” (R. Haze and J. Haze) cultivated and crossed different cannabis lines using seeds of the best imported sativa strains, most times offered by their friend and neighbor Sam “The Skunkman”.It all began with a hybrid between a landrace sativa from Mexico and another landrace from Colombia. One year later, the best females selected from this hybrid were crossed with a landrace strain from southern India. Finally, the female offspring of this new hybrid was crossed again with a landrace male from Thailand.

The Origins of Diesel

Origins of Diesel cannabis strains

In recent years, Diesel strains have become, by their own merits, one of the most popular cannabis genetics, seeked by growers and users both for its intense and special taste and for its strong effect, mainly caused by THC contents which can exceed 20% in most specimens. As it often happens in the world of cannabis, the exact origin of this genetics is uncertain, although one of the most commonly accepted theories tells us that it’d be directly related to the Chemdog and, later, also to the OG Kush marijuana.