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This episode of For Ethnography into the Human Cannabis Relationship is based on an hour-long interview with Christopher Larson, a grower who is a producing member of the TeaHouse Collective known for its emphasis on CBD rich genetics.
As an agriculturalist, he is dedicated to growing only organic, sustainable sun-grown cannabis. Here we present a story that offers a glimpse into the lives of cannabis growers in Northern California. The discoveries made by experimental cannabis growers have great significance for medicine and science.
These creative growers make new discoveries all the time — They reach out to lab scientists for mentorship and guidance in science practices and they experiment in a variety of ways that often produce astonishing results. And the results of the experimentation has been a wide range of useful new treatments for a variety of medical conditions. This story is about the growers who recognized they had discovered something unique in cannabidiol CBD. This group of growers realized they were growing something different.
Lab results of plant material suggested yes, that cannabidiol-rich cannabis does appear to have more myrcene and linalool. Maybe cannabidiol has something to do with that? That question brings us to July, This video and its transcription were developed for the purposes of higher eduction. This work is a source of primary data. Typos, mistakes and video recording errors exist.
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Yeah, that was really my introduction to Lawrence. It was through Cath, you know, his partner, Cath Hart. So, we knew Cath really well, you know, always neighbors and always good energy — a great artist who did beautiful work, I really liked the work a lot and she would talk about her partner, you know, but I thought was that just a business partner? He did just, you know, he had an idea and he wanted to be a rock star that was his big thing.
He was a hell of musician and so he had a sense of showmanship and being in public, he was comfortable with that, but the rest not a clue. So, I mean they were getting their first little packets of seeds together and so forth and in his first wave of offering to the public. That was the going rate for a long time and [for three] it was like people would raise eyebrows a little bit, but if [the seeds] were really good, you know, that was okay. There was cloning going on, but no, not in our neighborhood, you know.
People were still doing a good job of stabilizing seed, you know, and so that was what you looked for, you know, there was a hardiness to it and there was a lot of stuff. It was very much associated with indoor — the clones were.
So to do that, you know. I mean it was all over the map and he had the seeds, so great, you know. It was actually the Sour Tsunami, yeah, Swiss Gold came later into the thing and so he had identified the Sour Tsunami, which was great.
It was the Grand Daddy Purple. Well, it was great except it turned out it was really high… full of CBD quite high, I mean, you know…. There was Samantha Miller down in Santa Rosa so that was great because there was some way to [test] what was going on.
So, anyway, [that is how we] developed an interest in breeding because I had been doing [seed] stabilizing. Nobody knows whether it was crossed or not. It was all serendipitous. That [was the great feat]that he did — was to create male pollen — high CBD so that he could add that to the available clones, you know that was the deal and then also Bill Courtney took an interest and he brought us up a bunch of the Cannatonic clones from Spain that were seeds that he cracked and there was a whole range and it was great, he handed them out there, he handed out a bunch to HPRC — basically and here in Arcata and I got some from them, Aaron had to move his scene, he was freaked out, he gave a bunch of mismarked Cannatonics.
Now, the neat story about that is what we call C6 now was marked C6 when I got that from strain from Aaron and it was a 1: Let me ask you real quick and remember that as a book mark — what can it do and so forth, but did you have a little more experience than him at extracting or did you guys both kind of like? We started from the same point of view. I moved down to doing the CO2 and kind of encouraged that.
He was still very much into the growing aspect. So, basically, he was just a really kind of sweet and honorable person, you know, and he was so sweet underneath all the desire to be a rock star and desire for ego gratification and all that stuff, you know, sweet guy, you know, and he had had exposed all the usual crap that all of us get, you know, and got those imprints and he was trying to get over it, you know, and trying to get over being a male chauvinist pig, you know, essentially, laughs but he recognizing that he had to do that and willing to make the changes, you know.
It was all to brief. We both just looked at each other like what the hell, you know what I mean, and that was his reaction and really before he could start, you know, applying everything possible to treat it, he was dead you know.
It took four months from the time that he was diagnosed. We were in LA, actually made a trip down to the workshop, bringing CBD material down there to not well, we would bring some tests stuff to Mark but we were also, another story, but….
So, that would have been right after the Emerald Cup actually that he was diagnosed, right? It was pretty much after the Emerald Cup. I did visit him in Rico when he was doing the outpatient thing and I did — shortly before he passed — do an exit interview, but that was back at his place with Cath. At least he got to go home at the end run, yeah, so yeah I was there as a hospice volunteer with him and the day before he died and it was coming really fast, that was just…. Yeah, no kidding, yeah.
So much did change. So much has changed. So, in terms of your education and knowledge about CBD, at what point did you get your first quantified test? That would have been — I mean — in from Halent Labs as well as mine of course actually went through Halent Lab there and then through an account that Lawrence had. So, and might not happened yet. It actually turned out to be quite high linalool and myrcene.
I mean, once we understood that was a big component of it, that I was really interested — and then we could begin to compare, you know, what it was like these different ones, but there was nothing about just saying this is a plant and I recognize it before I was told what it was.
So that much was clear. Even the crosses with, you know, the big leaf Swiss Gold in a step, which we thought we were on to a whole another kind of thing, we called it Indica, you know, it seems like it was like an Indica y kind of plant, but it had actually had those same terpenes in it. No, that just turned up. But that was the sense, I got. The familiarity went back to something, you know, I mean we all had that experience like, I had this before, but not in years, you know.
She was actually present when these were done, when these…. And then overall cannabinoids is a big deal too, like you can get these very high ratios, but not very much in the first place.
Well, you do an indoor crop and then keep going you know so you get it up to two and even three, you know, have one, have two, and have three per year, you know. I mean this is a very good example of like, you know, not being simplistic about like being pro-sun-grown is that, especially for breeding, you know, indoor has an important place.
It does, absolutely and we all agreed with that, you know, I mean there is certainly a place for it. It was only because it was illegal and needed to be hidden and grown in basements and stuff that that it started, you know, everybody leaned that way.
Yeah, one of many, many, many urban myths or popular myths about cannabis need to dispelled obviously. So, back to CBD track, I had asked you to sort of bookmark that thought about the effects…and so forth.
Well, then, just because we started the cooperative, we made it available for people that was the whole point. Some products offer CBD at 5 cents per milligram. Others charge four times as much—20 cents per mg. One company charges 60 cents per mg! Pine Tsunami, a low-THC 4. If you scatter plot the prices of CBD for sale online, you get a sense of the helter-skelter nature of the market:.
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