Founded by Nico Escondido, Cultivation Editor of HIGH TIMES Magazine and Competition Director of the HT Cannabis Cups, and Harry Resin, founder of Delta-9 Labs (Amsterdam) and the Harvestmen (U.K.) seed companies and HIGH TIMES contributing writer, CGI’s stated mission is to use science and technology to develop molecular genetic breeding programs. A central pillar in this mission is to reinvigorate the cannabis gene pool by re-introducing both male and female genetics into a slowly stagnating gene pool caused by the over-feminization of cannabis genetics. To do this we offer original landrace genetics, the building blocks of today’s modern hybrids – along with the best education and research available – so that growers everywhere can contribute to the rebuilding process.
Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification. In taxonomy, plant and animal classifications are organized in the following order; Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. All plants fall under the Kingdom classification of Plantae. Further down the line, Cannabis starts to differentiate itself under the taxonomic category of Family, belonging to the Family Cannabaceae.
There are two primary methods by which Cannabis plants are propagated. The first is via sexual reproduction where plants are propagated by seeds and designated as a specific plant line or strain. Seed germination is the most basic method for starting a particular strain. Seeds, however, are not always identical reproductions of a singular genotype.