Green Gelato. Sour Girl. Mimosa, anyone? Varietals AKA cultivars AKA strains are as ubiquitous as Colorado dispensaries. Choosy cannsumers choose strains based on their expected effect—whether it be daytime maintenance, medicinal relief or couch-crashing euphoria.
LISTEN, TINA TO LEARN:
- Why cannabis breeders develop new strains
- Where the most popular cannabis cultivars hail from
- What training new cannabis professionals need for jobs in the evolving flower industry
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TAKE AWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- The Emerald Cup is a prestigious contest for cannabis producers (0:39)
- Cannabis strains are developed based on desired terpenes or cannabinoid content (2:08)
- Some of the most popular cannabis strains among cultivators include Cookies, Wedding Cake and Gelato (2:48)
- Cannabis patients are becoming more prevalent (3:29)
- Companies like Phylos track cannabis strains on a cloud-based database and offer genetic testing (4:26)
- What are landrace cannabis strains, like Durban Poison or Maui Wowie? (11:27)
- Do tomatoes have similar genetics to cannabis? (14:58)
- What would it be like to be a student at cannabis college? (REAL cannabis college.) (15:15)
The college tour your parents want to go on—alone. (Next chapter after empty nest?) America’s first cannabis college Oaksterdam University, touts the world’s first hands-on training facility. And offers both online and on campus courses in Oakland, California.