Here’s their introduction. Here at CLR it raises, for us, a number of issues with regard to IP, TM, consumer rights, labelling and so on and so forth.
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When Tantalus Labs, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, sent its first supply of cannabis to the provincial distributor, it marked every single strain as a “hybrid” strain. After all, none of the strains they were selling was a true sativa, and none was a true indica.
It was the botanically correct answer to the question — and a bit of weed nerd humor, even though the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Board did not find the joke quite as funny.
“They were just like, ‘maybe put some of them in other categories,’ ” said Tantalus Labs CEO Dan Sutton. “We were like, ‘so we’re all acknowledging that this is just bullshit, right?’ Like this doesn’t make any sense. … Any marginally, academically inclined cannabis grower is going to laugh at the notion of indica and sativa classifications.”
This miniature stunt had a point: In the current cannabis landscape, there is no such thing as a true sativa or true indica strain.
This three-part strain system — sativa/indica/hybrid — has been around for almost as long as the cannabis market itself. For many decades, it has provided a loose framework for categorizing strains by effect: sativa for uplifting effects, indica for sedating effects, and hybrid for everything else.
“Indica or Sativa?” is a question that has established firm roots in weed culture, too