In 1995 Roskam along with others in the community created a big cannabis union called the BCD (there is no English term/translation for the union), which still exists to this day. From 1995 to 2005 Roskam built his awareness campaign. By 2005, he had spoken at more than one thousand seminars.
I had so many high officials, judges, district attorneys, the whole lot, and it was hard work,” Roskam notes. He began to get fed up with the haters who would bash on him through forums. Roskam took it upon himself to prove through action that his awareness campaign was real and pledged to film his hunting endeavors. 2005 and Beyond – “Strain Hunters” “If you look at the quality of the movies, the first three or four, [it’s obvious] that we were making the films ourselves. You can see the difference in quality [between then and now]. At one point, National Geographic came and picked it up, they did an entire episode. Then Shane [Smith], the owner of Vice [Media] called me and requested a meeting in New York.” Vice Media would film, produce and air one “Strain Hunters” episode filmed on site in Colombia.
After that, HBO approached Roskam, resulting in another episode. After Franko Loja’s death, the show was put on pause. “Franco died, so the last two years we didn’t do one. But, I am thinking, at the latest, next year we’re going to pick up ‘Strain Hunters’ again and we’re going to make a whole new series, because Franco’s replacement is here and we had to work really hard to find someone [who could fill Franco’s shoes]. Every time I go on a mission, and I go on many missions … I’m looking into my kids’ eyes and they know it could be the last one. It’s not easy, it’s hard … I have to do this because the plant is so valuable and I am very, very sure in the next 10 to 20 years we can cure or prevent [the majority] of cancers.” Roskam is hoping to film another ten episodes of “Strain Hunters” with no intention of slowing down. Removing the many misconceptions that surround cannabis seems to be what his legacy will be built on. It became apparent during our conversation that Roskam’s connection to small communities who employ cannabis holistically appears genuine. “We can see in Morocco, where we were running around, that the chickens and their eggs are much better to eat because in the big marijuana fields in Morocco the chickens live on marijuana seeds,” Roskam states. “In the Congo, we see children suffering with stomach issues due to malnutrition. The oil and seeds from hemp are very, very important for these children who often have nothing else to eat … It’s the ignorance, the stupidity, the politicians who don’t get reelected, the Christians, the Catholics, the pharma, the alcohol industry – they are responsible for the misconceptions about cannabis.” Roskam goes on to say that in Vietnam, they are using hemp to attempt cleaning up soil contaminated by Agent Orange. As we enter into the months of summer, Roskam and his team are wrapping up building a large factory in Canada. “We just acquired the first outdoor license in the history of Ontario, Canada,” he shares. “We are extending our factory and will be producing 12 tons of materials next year.” Roskam’s team has also established a factory in the Congo almost two years ago, which is now currently feeding 250 families and nearly 700 children. Roskam says, “We’re going to be making medicine for the people of the Congo.” He also has plans to globally expand their genetics while keeping all material organic and hopes to begin filming full-length feature “Strain Hunters” films now that the team is in full swing again after Loja’s passing. It appears wherever he goes, Roskam finds pockets of people using cannabis for much more than recreational enjoyment, and he has no plans of slowing down any time soon. *Michael Kennedy was a civil rights attorney who was one of the trustees who took over High Times as a publication following the original founder Tom Forcade’s death in 1978. Andrea is a Seattle native with a passion for the storytelling process. When she isn't curating content for DOPE she can be found binge listening to podcasts, skiing at a local PNW mountain or catching a drag show at Le Faux on Capitol Hill. Here you can find all info about Afghani #1 from Sensi Seeds . If you are searching for information about Afghani #1 from Sensi Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Degustation, Strain Reviews, Medicinal Properties, Direct Comparisons, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy, Hybrids / Crossbreeds, User Comments or Threads for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information - or list all Afghani #1 Strains (±8) or even all Afghani Strains (±72) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database! Afghani #1 is an indica variety from Sensi Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±45 days ) (as like as outdoors in the right climate zones) .
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