How Did We Get Here
If you go to Royal Seedbank, they offer over 700 different strains, but how did we get here? Astonishingly it all started with a solitary strain- the Eve of Cannabis, Hindu Kush. And its garden? Probably the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
As remote as this area was way back in history, travellers clearly saw its merit and spread seeds as they roamed- cold, arid, warm, dry, and wet areas. Changes in the environment caused those first transplanted seeds to evolve into a meager few strains that with the original Hindu Kush led to all we have today. These jet setters are Thai, Durban Poison, Acapulco Gold, Afghani, Hindu Kush, and Lamb’s Bread.
These six mothers (list not necessarily exhaustive) are some of the purest, least diluted by breeding, that we have in creating the kaleidoscope of strains now available. What colors of experience do these six bring to the fire of strain creation?
Thai (aka Thai Stick)
Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene
Aroma: Tropical fruit and citrus with a Diesel perfume.
Taste: Light Floral. Smoke can be acrid and a throat irritant.
Experience: Fast-acting head high with long lingering euphoria. Can feel like a morning double shot of espresso.
Terpenes: Terpinolene, Myrcene, Ocimene
Energy: Crank up the energy dial.
Sensory: Sounds like a cookie recipe with anise, earthy spices, and sweetness. The perfect holiday cookie recipe.
Experience: Crystal-clear mind high that amplifies sensory input.
Terpenes: Myrcene, Terpinolene, Limonene
Experience: Getting one’s own motivational speaker and coach for a one-on-one workout session.
Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Terpinolene
Aroma: Skunk and diesel with notes of citrus: Earthy. Pungent, Sweet, Earthy, and Floral.
Taste: Herbal, Pine, Spicy, Sweet: The harsh and thick smoke can cause coughing.
Expectations: Deep body massage with all over relaxation- A mellow euphoria with body awareness.
Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Humulene
Energy: Strong on the relaxing scale.
Aroma: Sweet and Earthy Sandalwood
Experience: Deep calm that brings relief to pain, nausea, and stress conditions. “Body high laced with euphoria and mood enhancement.”
Lamb’s Bread (aka Lamb’s Breath)
*Known as Bob Marley’s favorite strain.
Sensory: A loud explosion of cheese and spice picnicking out in a field of herbs and grass.
Experience: A creative spark full of introspection that will let you soar on a cloud of euphoria while giving you a 20/20 clarity vision check.