Strain Hunters

Strain Hunters

2011, Drugs  -    -  Playlist 34 Comments
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Strain HuntersStrain Hunters is a series of documentaries aimed at informing the general public about the quest for the preservation of the cannabis plant in the form of particularly vulnerable landraces originating in the poorest areas of the planet.

The sole intent of Strain Hunters is to identify, locate and retrieve cannabis landraces that have not yet been studied, in order to give scientists and doctors the possibility to further enhance knowledge of the cannabis plant in the medicinal field. Many previously unknown cannabinoid profiles are contained in cannabis landraces originating from areas where there is no possibility of scientific research.

One day these plants could be helpful in developing better medications for the sick and the suffering. We feel it is our duty to preserve as many cannabis landraces in our genetic database, and by breeding them into other well-studied medicinal strains for the sole purpose of scientific research.

During the making of the Strain Hunters documentaries no harm was done to any person, animal, plant, or the environment. All carbon emissions generated by this project have been offset by planting thousands of seeds.

The Strain Hunters documentaries have the defined and limited purpose of information to the general public. Strain Hunters do not endorse or promote illegal activities of any kind.

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Darius Harrison
Darius Harrison
4 years ago

This was the first time I watched the video and I need to be honest and say that I'm intrigued.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

How do I get some of all those free seeds that you guys talk about giving to the people well I’m a person are you gonna give me some because what I see is you guys have a price tag on all those. Strains that you are getting from all those different places please

Johann
Johann
5 years ago

It's a stupid show for stupid people. This is because it's based on bullsh*t. All the strains that are big THC producers we already know. This is because humans have made them strong through selective breeding for literally thousands of years. There are no potent single landrace plants unless they've been bred with Thai Sativa or central Asian Hash plants. Jamaican, Mexican, South American weed was garbage until they got ahold of Asian genetics. Mexican weed was garbage until they got ahold of Thai genes. It's the reason Green house still haven't used any strains found on Strain Hunters.

extremepain
extremepain
12 years ago

One question before watching. Does this have the only Amsterdam Git, Arjan in it? He knows his stuff, others know more, but Arjan certainly doesn't believe he has anything to learn. Met him on one trip...decided Id never go to the Cup, or one of his shops again.

toddy
toddy
12 years ago

nice series. The parts about Morocco and India was kinda of like the book "Hashish" by Robert C. Clarke put onto the screen. to see the old ways in action of preparing hashish was a pleasure. The only part of the doc i didn't like was the pushing of feminized seeds. I guess I'm old school when it comes to breeding plants.

blahblahbob
blahblahbob
12 years ago

this is a great little set of docs, and the guys seem cool and down to earth, not like a lot of the cooler then you people we get in the medical cannabis industry in los angeles. i dont know when growing and smoking weed became so competitive, but is sure does zap a lot of the fun out of it. i understand that this is their industry and source of income, but why not have some fun with it? keep up the good work on the seed front and the strain hunt guys, your films rock!

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
12 years ago

EXCELLENT !! Thanks for making,.. and posting !! :)

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

PS I dn't want to go to t india...i just want t stop my skin from hurting :)

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

i'm lost. can watch, can appreciate, can't get ?

S.E.T.H
S.E.T.H
12 years ago

Great doco. one of my favs on weed. Nothing commercial or contrived. A quality production :)

Darren
Darren
12 years ago

quality documentary, i really liked india and it makes me want to go and live in the mountains and ill defo be visiting morroco sumtime in the near future.

Greg_Mc
Greg_Mc
12 years ago

Damn the doc came up with an error message near the end, it was pretty much over so no biggie. The drying room was very interesting to see, so much bud there it made me want to smoke again after not doing so for a few years. Ok the whole doc made me feel that way lol and man these guys were smoking so much weed everyday. The hash looked great and I am not sure about the oil they made. I remember smoking various kinds of oil but it was not as much a liquid as the pure stuff they had. I am sure by time it got to the suburbs in Canada it had been cut many times with god knows what, it was more solid but depending on what kind it was it would go from being almost a solid totally crap quality to fairly thin liquidy Honey or Cherry oil that was usually pretty good quality. I on occasion would get a present from a buddy from Quebec who had some good (and kinda scary) connections where we would get it right off the boat in the St. Larwence from Afghanistan. He would give me really sticky black hash with opium streaks in it that even at the height of my smoking and tolerance would just mess you up big time.

But the point of the doc was not to make Greg feel like smoking a bowl, the mixture of the different seeds and how they grew and could be harvested at different times (and how there was a division at one place between the two countries plants) and seeing all those plants in the mountains was pretty cool too. It is to bad that the way things are going these farms may be gone in a couple of years.

The view from the top of the mountains at the end while they smoked yet some more pot lol was just incredible.

AndyA121
AndyA121
12 years ago

So the war on drugs is really a war on 3rd world livelihood?

Gary V
Gary V
12 years ago

Wow! Great docs, very interesting. It brings back fond memories.

Achems_Razor
Achems_Razor
12 years ago

Good grief! the guy hugging the Mary Jane plant, am waiting now for any docs such as "married to the Eiffel tower"..."My car is my lover"

New doc, "my Cannabis plant is my lover" portraying love and sex with the Cannabis plant!

His Forever
His Forever
12 years ago

Wait! Grabbing some munchies now! Ya gotta love the passion that such botinists express for their plants. Any carbon emissions offset by the planting of thousands of seeds. Now that was funny! ;-)

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Very good doc, amazing adventure. What a place to smoke a bowl at 33:33, high in the mountains of India!
az

Justin Lesniewski
Justin Lesniewski
12 years ago

LOL at the guy hugging the herb on the title!

Epicurus
Epicurus
12 years ago

Oh my goodness Vlatko i love you for adding this.

these guys are amazing. they are currently making another series that takes place in the Caribbean and Jamaica.