Cannabis Landraces – What are they really?

Cannabis Science Podcast, Episode 13

Many people have been talking about the importance of landraces long before the rise of the modern cannabis industry. Yet, it seems very few people actually know what this term really means. In this episode, we take a look at what a landrace is, it’s origins, uses, and importance. So, if you’ve ever been curious about the fascinating world of cannabis landraces tune in to find out!

Music by KV – Bongo

Additional resources and information:


McPartland JM, et al. Cannabis in Asia: its center of origin and early cultivation, based on a synthesis of subfossil pollen and archaeobotanical studies. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 2019

Zeven AC. Landraces: a review of definitions and classifications. Euphytica. 1998

de Meijer EPM. Chapter 7-Cannabis Germplasm Research: Advances in Hemp Research. 1999

De Meijer EPM and van Soest LJM. The CPRO cannabis germplasm collection. Euphytica. 1992

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