Karma Koala Podcast 173: James Krouse Founder Flowerpower Genetics. Landrace Seeds, IP, Licensing


Thankyou to James for appearing on the Karma Koala podcast.

He explains how his business hopes to bring back landrace varieties back into the picture.

Amongst other things we talk about

How James sourced the seeds
How landrace varities were wiped out in the 70’s – 90’s . All the normal human factors, greed, war etc etc
His plans for bring them to market


Mr. Krouse served in the U.S. Air Force, and attended Anne Arundel Community College and University of Maryland Baltimore County after being honorably discharged, receiving a degree in IFSM. He continued his education with eight high level IT and Management certifications and certificates. Throughout his IT career, he has worked for many large corporations such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Health Care and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the Department of Energy with a Secret Clearance. Mr. Krouse has been the project manager for several large IT projects, overseeing office and medical facility moves from start to finish, meeting all deadlines on time and within or under budget. Mr. Krouse’s long IT career has given him the experience and ability to take large, seemingly overwhelming projects and break them down into manageable pieces and work through them until they are successfully completed.

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Press Release

Flower Power Genetics Secures a Pending Utility Patent; Introduces Cannabis Hybrid ADAM: A Breakthrough in Cannabis Cultivation

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Innovative Hybrid ADAM Set to Transform the Cannabis Cultivation Industry with its Superior Genetic Traits, Climate Versatility and Exceptional Quality

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Flower Power Genetics, announced the pending utility patent for its groundbreaking new cannabis hybrid, ADAM. This innovative hybrid is poised to revolutionize the cannabis cultivation industry by offering unparalleled genetic traits, remarkable climate versatility and exceptional quality. By integrating the resilient properties of a 1970s Afghan indica with the robust characteristics of a 1980s Jamaican sativa, ADAM promises to enhance both medical and commercial cannabis production, delivering superior yield, disease resistance and adaptability to various environmental conditions.

“Flower Power Genetics developed the hybrid ADAM to address critical challenges faced by both businesses and consumers in the cannabis market, ” said Flower Power Genetics Founder James Krouse. “By preserving the purity of original cannabis genetics that do not possess hemp, ADAM offers superior yield, disease resistance and genetic stability. This innovative hybrid not only enhances the quality and potency of cannabis products but also ensures adaptability to various climate conditions, making it a versatile solution for cultivators worldwide. The pending utility patent for ADAM underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional genetic traits and unparalleled quality in the cannabis cultivation industry.”

The Challenge

Over the past 30 years, the integration of hemp into cannabis breeding has led to the erosion of pure cannabis genetics, resulting in undesirable traits such as reduced yield and increased susceptibility to diseases like rust fungi, Hop Latent Virus (HLVd), Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV) and Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV). Excessive hybridization has further diminished the genetic diversity of commercial cannabis, complicating efforts for farmers to produce high-quality yields across various climates. Seeing the near-extinction of the old world seeds and seeing the need for genetic diversity, James Krouse, founder of Flower Power Genetics, has dedicated decades to preserving original cannabis genetics. Through meticulous cold storage, he has ensured the viability and purity of these precious seeds.

Cannabis Hybrid ADAM’s Climate Versatility with Innovative Genetics

Flower Power Genetics’ hybrid, ADAM, with its pending utility patent, exemplifies cutting-edge innovation in cannabis cultivation. By crossing a resilient Afghan indica with a robust Jamaican sativa, ADAM thrives in diverse environmental conditions. The Afghan indica, a 1970s strain celebrated for its medicinal properties, excels in harsh climates, including cold and dry environments. In contrast, the Jamaican sativa offers exceptional tolerance for tropical climates, withstanding humidity and heat. This meticulous hybridization process endows ADAM with all the desirable traits needed for both medical and commercial cannabis production. Its unparalleled adaptability allows it to flourish in a wide range of climates, from cold to hot and humid to dry, making it an ideal choice for growers worldwide who can tailor the genetics to their specific environmental conditions.

Versatility and Applications

The hybrid ADAM represents a significant breakthrough for cultivators and offers numerous applications for cannabis product production. Its high cannabinoid content, including the valuable THCV, makes it ideal for medical applications, while its robust growth characteristics make it reliable for large-scale commercial production. Unlike many modern cannabis strains that incorporate hemp and suffer from diseases affecting the plant’s potency and yield, ADAM maintains pure cannabis genetics free from hemp contamination.

Key Benefits of ADAM:

— Higher Yield: ADAM’s genetics ensure significantly higher yields than traditional hybrids. — Disease Resistance: Enhanced resistance to rust fungi and other diseases. — Genetic Stability: Greater genetic diversity reduces hybridization risks. — Superior Quality: Optimized for medical use with high cannabinoid and terpene content. — THCV Rich: High THCV content offers additional medical benefits, such as appetite suppression and glucose regulation. — Climate Versatility: Thrives in a wide range of climates, making it ideal for global growers.

Preservation of Heritage Genetics

James Krouse, founder of Flower Power Genetics, has preserved original medical cannabis seeds from the late 1970s to the 1990s. These seeds are the cornerstone of the company’s commitment to superior genetics with exceptional medicinal benefits. While modern breeding trends focus on increasing THC content, Flower Power Genetics prioritizes the authenticity and therapeutic value of original strains. The company boasts a robust collection of original cannabis genetics, including High Times Cannabis Cup-winning seeds from the competition’s first decade, and premium landrace and F1 hybrid seeds.

About Flower Power Genetics:

Flower Power Genetics is a leading provider of premium medicinal cannabis genetics, dedicated to reintroducing the world to the best purebred cannabis strains. The company aims to revolutionize the health and well-being of individuals by preserving and propagating rare, authentic cannabis genetics from the golden age of cannabis. Through strategic partnerships and innovative breeding techniques, the company is pioneering a new era in medicinal cannabis. For more information, visit https://flowerpowergenetics.com/.

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