JMCC has been chosen by Lowe to supply those human trials through the JMCC Foundation, whose mission, Scott says, is to invest 10 per cent of annual profits to assist Jamaican scientific, educational, environmental and community support programs. Jamaica is also leading the way in cannabis horticulture, establishing a nationwide initiative to preserve the indigenous cannabis strains of the island. Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, teaches us that the specific qualities of indigenous genetics can be traced back to certain areas of the world. Cannabis is a hearty plant that can grow in many areas and will adapt over time to its environment.
Landrace strains are ones that have become almost perfectly adapted to their growing environment. Jamaica’s optimal conditions for growing cannabis (50 percent humidity, equal parts day and night, fertile soil, mountain breezes) have created some of the best landrace strains in the world. But they have an added trait – they’re disappearing as newer strains are created through hybridization and cross-pollination. JMCC has signed an agreement with Jamaica’s National Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology to fund a 10-year study to identify, isolate and conserve local landrace strains of cannabis for medicinal use. The project will be carried out in partnership with the National Commission on Science and Technology and, in addition to JMCC scientists, will include the Scientific Research Council, Caribbean Genetics, Natural History Museum of Jamaica, the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and local cannabis farmers, associations and co-operatives. The overall objective of the study is to apply advanced plant biotechnological, botanical and agricultural methods to identify, conserve and protect indigenous strains of cannabis in Jamaica “to ensure they are available for future learning and medical research and development before the opportunity is lost to over-hybridization,” says Scott.
She believes it is only a matter of time before other countries will follow Jamaica’s lead on the preservation of heritage strains. “Cannabis is expanding globally, and you’ve got deep cultivation experts in Jamaica who are up-and-coming, and it can only be better for the industry.” Scott notes that the Lift & Co. expo has been a great accelerator for the flow of information on an international level. “It’s not just about Canada anymore – [other countries] are saying, ‘Look what a great job Canada is doing,’ and they want a piece of that.” Best Jamaican Marijuana Strains. Bob Marley or Robert Nesta Marley as his mother Cedella appropriately named him is long gone, but his memory lives on. This reggae artist has become a legend to the small Caribbean country of Jamaica where he was born. Bob Marley made a name for Jamaica while showcasing his talent on the local and international stage. He was also a Rastafarian, which means that marijuana was part of the sacrilegious celebration of their culture. Here, we will discuss the different marijuana strains in Jamaica, but especially the most popular ones. Jamaica is an indigenous or landrace cannabis strain that grows in the native regions of the island, Jamaica. This is one of the marijuana strains grown as sativa and can be easily identified by its effect and structure. Lamb’s Bread is one of the marijuana strains that is a staple in the island of Jamaica. It feels sticky and its effect after smoking or ingesting is a constructive introspection and lots of energy. When you smoke Lamb’s Bread, you will get rid of stress very quickly. Bob Marley is known to have loved this specific cannabis strain. Jamaican Pearl s also one of the marijuana strains that falls in the sativa category. It is usually grown outdoors and carries a potently sweet aroma. This particular strain was originated from Sensi Seeds. Jamaica has some of the best marijuana strains and this is one of them. You can expect high quality and potency when you select this well-bred strain, which is a cross between Early Pearl and Collie Weed. If you are looking for a sativa landrace strain, check out the King’s Bread grown in Blue Mountains, which is located in the hills of the small island of Jamaica. This is one of the marijuana strains known for its euphoric effect. It is known to help with stimulating the appetite, relieving pain and alleviating stress. Jamaican Dream is also one of the popular marijuana strains you can find in Jamaica. You can expect a sweet and subtle flavor that carries a weightless exhilaration and lofty mood. The effect is not so intense that you cannot begin your day. When grown indoors for about 45 days, it will begin to flower.
If you plant this strain outdoors, it should begin to flower at the end of the month of September. Collie Weed is an indica strain with an hybrid bred. In 1999, this is one of the marijuana strains that won the High Life Cannabis Cup. The buds are sticky and spiky, giving off a sweet, musky and pungent smell. It has the undertones of an Afghanistan cannabis strain.
It takes up to 65 days to go to the flowering stage, whether grown outdoors or indoors. If you are looking for one of the marijuana strains high in CBD, then Jamaican Lion is the ideal choice. It helps the user to feel uplifted and relaxed without any mental cloudiness. The CBD content in this cannabis strain is at its highest in the ninth week of flowering. If your goal is to have a harvest that is 1:1 in THC and CBD ratio, then it is best to do so in the eighth week of flowering.