Did you know the world’s first feminized cannabis seed is grown in B.C.?

Nathaniel Pennington, founder and CEO of Humboldt Seed Company, evaluates Humboldt cannabis varieties in California’s cannabis epicenter. (Humboldt Seed Company photo)

The world’s first feminized cannabis seeds – which are grown right here in B.C. – will soon be for sale in Canada.

Humboldt Seed Company, based in California, announced a one-of-a-kind partnership with B.C.-based Nymera earlier this week, which involves growing the special seeds on 86 acres of farmland in Westwold.

Ben Lind, Humboldt Seed Company’s Chief Science Officer, has spent his career immersed in the culture of growing and breeding cannabis in Northern California, where his passion for saving artisanal varietals includes using ancient genetics as a foundation for creating the strains of the future.

Feminized seeds are bred to produce only female plants once they are planted, as opposed to regular seeds that have a 50 per cent chance of producing male plants.

Only a female cannabis plant makes flowers and buds that contain a usable amount of THC, the principal psychoactive in pot.

Alberta-based ANC will handle the relationship with the provincial boards and distribution throughout Alberta, B.C., Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

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