Our Mission

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.

Cannabis Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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.

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Cannabis Genetics 101

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.

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