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About this Organization

Kushman Veganics is a partnership that creates original F1 hybrids to be sold at Buds and Roses Collective and other prominent collectives in California. The company was founded by Aaron Justis, Kyle Kushman, and Tyler Wadleigh.

Kushman Veganics is preparing to release their first strains to the public in 2014, one of which will likely be named for Tommy Chong.


Aaron Justis
Co-Founder & CEO
Aaron Justis, 38, is president of Buds & Roses, a medical cannabis dispensary in the City of Los Angeles, and a board member of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Aaron has worked for years to enact sound regulations at the local, state and federal level. He sits on the steering committee of the Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA), a voluntary association of dispensary operators founded in 2006, and the Studio City Medical Marijuana Advisory Board. Aaron has established a solid reputation in LA amongst patients and city officials alike. Buds & Roses is recognized for having the finest vegan-organic …
Tyler Wadleigh
Tyler Wadleigh is a master cultivator at Buds and Roses Collective. He studied at Oaksterdam University and oversees much of the Buds and Roses production. Tyler is also Co-Founder of Kushman Genetics, a LA based genetics company that is preparing to roll out a number of new strains.
Kyle Kushman
Kyle Kushman is a 5-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner, Instructor at Oaksterdam University, and California-based cannabis consultant. Drawing from his experiences with growing, he has helped develop a revolutionary growing technique called Veganics. He is preparing to release a line of veganic nutrients as well. Kushman has been cultivating organic cannabis for over 24 years. He was hired as a cultivation expert and staff journalist by HIGH TIMES after submitting a few photo essays. It was there that Kushman’s popularity began to rise. Nonetheless, he left the New York lifestyle to get back to his roots as a cultivator …

In The News

September 15, 2014

Strawberry Banana Cannabis Strain Lives Up To Its Name
One of the most unique strains I have ever reviewed, the Strawberry Banana strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that has an extremely sweet terpene and flavor profile reminiscent of strawberry banana yogurt. Strawberry Banana Cannabis Strain Genetics According to Aaron Justis, President of Buds & Roses, “This specific Strawberry Banana strain was created by our friends Crockett & Guru, the guys responsible for the legendary Tangie cannabis strain.” It is an uplifting, yet potent marijuana strain derived from the combination of …

September 10, 2014

Chernobyl: Extremely Potent Cannabis Strain With An Exceedingly Sweet Terpenoid Profile
Originating from TGA Subcool Seeds, the Chernobyl strain of cannabis is known for its heavy-hitting, yet calming effects on both the body and mind. Chernobyl is classified as a Sativa-dominant hybrid. As such, it is a go-to marijuana strain for many MMJ patients in search of its exceedingly sweet terpene profile and its unique ability to help combat a variety of mental disorders. Chernobyl Strain = Trainwreck x Trinity x Jack the Ripper The Chernobyl strain came to be when TGA Subcool Seed’s founder, Subcool, traveled out …

February 11, 2014

The Strawberry Choke Strain: A New Take On Kushman’s Strawberry Cough
Bred by Kushman Genetics, the Strawberry Choke strain is a slightly different take on a long-time favorite. It was created by back-crossing the Cherry Lopez strain with its Strawberry Cough parent and is most easily described as sweet-tasting and uplifting. Strawberry Choke Strain: Strawberry Cough X Cherry Lopez It should be no secret that we here at Medical Jane are fans of Kyle Kushman’s Strawberry Cough strain. We’ve had the opportunity to enjoy multiple batches of it from …

January 19, 2014

Starberry X Alpha Dawg: Tester Strain From Kushman Genetics
The Starberry X Alpha Dawg strain is a hybrid with generations of the Chemdawg strain in its lineage. It was bred by Kushman Genetics and was recently made available as a “test strain” at Buds and Roses Collective in Studio City, CA. Starberry X Alpha Dawg Strain Has Obvious Chemdawg Influence Kushman Genetics recently announced a limited release of three new “test strains” that could be the upstart seed company’s first official releases. The strains have not yet been named, but they were created …

September 07, 2013

Starberry Strain From Buds And Roses / Kushman Genetics
Bred by Kushman Genetics, the Starberry strain (AKA Starberry Cough), is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. It was brought into this world by crossing two strains that have been a long-time staple in the Buds and Roses LA garden. Starberry Strain: Strawberry Cough X Stardawg This tasty hybrid from Kushman Genetics took home second place at the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. After getting to try some Starberry myself, I can understand why. As the story goes, the Starberry strain was the …

Awards Won (2) Are we missing any?

2014 Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup Best Hybrid (Veganic Candyland)
2013 US Cannabis Cup (Seattle) Best US Flowers (Veganic Strawberry Cough (Collab with Buds and Roses Collective))

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