At GRASSDOOR.com, we like to think of California as the epicentre of top shelf cannabis. While the Golden State is where marijuana aficionados like us offer safe, reliable and quality weed delivery in California, some of the most experimental weed science is happening in marijuana’s heartland, Jamaica.
Scientist Dr Machel Emanuel of Kingston, Jamaica is busy cultivating a popular 1970s strain of marijuana, which was all but wiped out once the American war on drugs kicked into full swing.
Now, Dr Emanuel is trying to revive landrace cannabis, and who know, maybe we’ll be adding it to your weed delivery order one day.
No Weed No Cry: Finding the Elusive Landrace Plant
“In the 50s, 60s, 70s, Jamaica was known for its landrace cultivar which definitely gave Jamaica that international reputation,” he told the Daily Mail.
From his greenhouse at the University of the West Indies Mona, Dr Emanuel is growing his landrace crop to resemble the strain adored by none other than Bob Marley. He explains that today, artificially created strains of cannabis have higher levels of THC, the psychoactive component that gets you high. Landrace, he says, was lower in THC, which perhaps explained why the reggae greats smoked so much of it.
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For those of you craving more lift off, Dr Emanuel’s research aims to restore the landrace plant, which was almost all but wiped out. Due to the plant’s elevated high, it was an easy target when marijuana crops were actively destroyed back in the 1908s. Hybrids were created that grew smaller and were easier to grow away without receiving so much attention.
Dr Emanuel moved to Jamaica in 2007 to pursue his cannabis dreams, six years after he first began his work growing marijuana. Although, like GRASSDOOR, he’s passionate about getting top shelf cannabis flower and products, he doesn’t smoke the plant. Instead, he prefers marijuana vapes and aromatherapy.
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Dr Emanuel’s first task was to source grains from the few growing landrace plants in the Caribbean. Through his travels across Rasta-land to Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Dominique, he traversed all kinds of terrain on his hero’s journey to source the elusive grain.
Climbing six hours, he met a man who has ensconced himself away from society for almost 40 years, and who had taken the landrace crop with him. Thankfully, the six hour hike was worth it, and Dr Emanuel came away with his scared grain.
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Landrace: Jamaica’s Cannabis ‘Champagne’
But Dr Emanuel isn’t just a dreamer, he’s also a businessman.
“Jamaica’s reputation was basically built on these plants.” He explains.
“There is a nostalgia value that could be added based on marketing applications.”
Dr Emanuel hopes that the cultivation of landrace will be birth whole new world of cannabis cultivation in which ancient strains are revived. Now that marijuana, and marijuana delivery, is now legal in many states and countries, he aims to ship top of the market Jamaican landrace abroad in the same way France ships Champagne.
He told the Daily Mail: “The consumer is willing to patronize products based on morals, ethics and a protocol in growing, organic or vegan.”
“There could be an economic advantage to growing these plants here,’ he says. ‘They are more resistant and grow more easily.”
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While Dr Emanuel had to get back to work, he didn’t leave without the following words of wisdom: “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy weed.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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