About this Organization
Mr. Nice Seedbank is a Dutch seed company that operates out of Switzerland, where the law permits growing cannabis for seed production. In fact, the company stems from the Greenhouse Seed Company, where the original Mr. Nice breeders (Shantibaba and Neville Schoenmaker) worked before going out on their own.
The two men were co-owners of the Greenhouse Seed Co. and the Greenhouse Coffeeshop respectively, when they set their sights on the 1998 High Times Cannabis Cup. They won every relevant category that year with Super Silver Haze and El Nino, which laid the ground work for Mr. Nice to be born.
Shortly thereafter, Shantibaba sold his stake in Greenhouse and launched Mr. Nice Seeds with Howard Marks, aka Mr. Nice. Neville parted way with the Greenhouse Coffeeshop also, and the genetic line was built using mother and father plants from both breeders. With that said, Mr. Nice Seedbank changed the names of these strains to avoid any confusion between seed companies.
Shantibaba is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Green House Seed Company and helping them on their rise to fame when he co-owned the establishment in the 1990’s. Shantibaba has long been a proponent of cannabis reform and has worked to change the perceptions of the plant. His latest project, the CBD Crew, is a collaborative project with Jaime from Resin Seeds. Their mission is to develop a variety of stable CBD-rich genetics to help benefit patients with ailments where high levels of CBD can help.
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Master Skunk From The San Fernando Valley
Originally bred by Mr. Nice Seeds, the Master Skunk strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid that stems from two popular hybrid strains. It is known for its heavy effects, and some batches carry a chem-like aroma that reminds me of moth balls. Master Skunk Strain: Master Kush X Skunk #1 I came across this batch of the Master Skunk strain on my recent trip to SFVDM, and I was definitely impressed with what I saw. Although the budtender I spoke to didn’t seem to have much of an idea about …
Karma Genetics is an Amsterdam-based seed company. It was founded in 2006, and they have won a number of awards. Karma recently took 3rd place in the Seed Company Sativa category at the 2013 Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
The CBD Crew is a joint venture between Mr. Nice Seedbank and Resin Seeds aimed to produce 100% CBD-rich seeds for medical marijuana patients. Unlike many CBD-rich strains, CBD Crew is dedicated to developing strains that will have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) with each phenotype. Further, every one of their strains must have a minimum CBD:THC ratio of 1:1 (most are closer to 2:1). This is ideal for sick children and other medical marijuana patients who do not desire the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Master Thai’s Seeds
South Lake Tahoe, California
Master Thai’s Rare Organic Seeds has been breeding resource since 1982. Home to the Seed Breeder’s Choice all-organic genetic / heirloom seeds like “Tahoe OG”, “Tahoe Gold” “Heavenly”, “Tahoe Blue Aliens” and more. We were recently reviewed in the Nov. 2013 issue by Skunk Magazine ” Green Dragon BX-7.” …