Strain Hunters

Strain Hunters

2011, Drugs  -   34 Comments
Ratings: 7.46/10 from 52 users.

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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34 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Darius Harrison

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

  2. Brian

    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

  3. Johann

    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.

  4. extremepain

    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.

  5. toddy

    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.

  6. blahblahbob

    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!

  7. Winston Smith

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

  8. Guest

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

  9. Guest

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

  10. S.E.T.H

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

  11. Darren

    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.

  12. Greg_Mc

    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.

    1. Bladesinhavok

      One thing I could suggest to you about the "quality" or "purity" of the oil you used to recieve is that the refinment processes used may have not been in proper setups or they may have only done minimal pulls, basically the classic cutting corners in quality to make more profit in quantity

  13. AndyA121

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

    1. Greg_Mc

      The war on drugs is a distraction from the real issues

    2. extremepain

      And the war on terror is actually more of a war on travel.

  14. Gary V

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

  15. Achems_Razor

    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!

    1. His Forever

      Az and Razor: Off to Manila Oceanpark with the family for an all-day good time! Catch ya later. Be mellow in my absence! Did you actually get to finish this doc? I didn't realize it was so long. Gotta love those dreadlocks. ;-)

      Charles B.

    2. Greg_Mc

      Here ya go Charles I have an avatar. You all don't have to ask me to do it anymore.

      I have no comment as I havent had time to watch this doc yet, or any others for that matter

    3. His Forever

      I noticed that before your message. You're on my "follow" list.

    4. Guest

      Good thing it's easy to tell which is male which is female. lol

    5. Greg_Mc

      You can tell the male and female plants apart but I do wonder about those doc Razor mentioned, how do you tell a male car from a female car? Some cars do have bra's so one would think they are females but you just don't know. And thanks Razor for reminding me of those docs now i have the image of that creepy guy shaking one off on the side of the other dudes car.

    6. Guest

      Cheers G_M, now it's in my head too ! :))

    7. Greg_Mc

      Hey that's what I am here for and your comment brought a ton of rude comments to mind lol. But they are all more rude than funny so I will just leave it this time lol.

    8. Guest

      Just checked my comment, I can see where you'd go with that. Keeping my mouth shut..

  16. His Forever

    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! ;-)

  17. Guest

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

    1. Irishkev

      I was there Az, it is amazing, another world.

    2. Guest

      I too was in the northern parts of India. I had entered from Pakistan after spending time in Peshawar area. I first went to Dharamsala/Mcleod ganj (but not in the area depicted here) before working my way south. India is on my wish list for a second visit, so are other places though.
      Who knows if i'll ever travel (backpack) again though, never thought this way when i was younger!

    3. His Forever

      I wish I could go with you Az!

    4. extremepain

      Time to get my Roor & Trainwreck out, and blissfully anticipate next fall's 2 weeks in Amsterdam, Arnhem & Haarlem.

  18. Justin Lesniewski

    LOL at the guy hugging the herb on the title!

  19. Epicurus

    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.