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Industry News: Dutch Passion develops cannabis seeds that are legal to grow

New seed varieties introduced with high levels of CBG and a THC-level of below 0.2%

04 Aug 2020

Dutch Passion, the famous seed company from the Netherlands, is pioneering yet again with the introduction of CBG-seeds with high levels of cannabigerol (CBG) and low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBG is believed to have similar qualities to cannabidiol (CBD), of which more medical uses and health benefits are still being discovered. This new innovation will increase availability as the certainty that the THC-level is below the legal 0.2% allows cultivation without a permit in many countries. The current uses and benefits of CBD are impressive, giving the CBG-seeds a promising medical potential.  

Ground-breaking seeds
Cannabis is booming business. The latest trend is the application of cannabinoids – with CBD as the most well-known – in all kinds of products like oils, teas and creams. Like CBD, CBG is not psychoactive, making it an appealing option for medical use. With their extreme low levels of THC, Dutch Passion’s CBG-seeds are ground-breaking. These new varieties – one Feminized and one Autoflower – can be grown and bought legally in many countries, making the supply chain process for CBG-products easier. The seeds are the result of many years of breeding and selection through numerous generations of plants. A typical Dutch Passion-invention, as the company has made it its mission to develop new seed varieties with high levels of one specific cannabinoid, in this case CBG.   

More cannabinoids 
Eric Siereveld, CEO of Dutch Passion: “Up to 2010 cannabis was all about high levels of THC, until in 2012 we encountered our first variety with high levels of CBD. What a thrill! We were determined to discover more cannabinoids and now know there are over a hundred different chemical compounds in cannabis. Our dream is to offer a wide range of seeds that have high levels of one cannabinoid, like CBG in this case. We believe that every cannabinoid should be made available to farmers, researchers, home growers, consumers and organizations alike. That way, applications can be made with every little thing this versatile plant has to offer. Whether it is for recreational, medicinal or nutritional purposes. We want people to experience cannabis in all its different varieties and use it to their benefit!”

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