Central Lao


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Genetics: Traditional Lao Thai Ganja Domesticate (“Landrace”)
Sourcing: The Real Seed Company, Laos, Southeast Asia, 2022
Purpose: Ganja (seedless or lightly seeded buds)
Latitude: 18° N
Regional Harvest: Seed to Harvest = 6 months
Height: 2 – 4 metres
Characteristics: Intense rich aromas; euphoric positive high; Sativa-type architecture
Classification: C. sativa subsp. indica var. indica
Grow Type: Greenhouse or outdoors

A new accession from Vientiane Province, Central Laos, along the stretch of the Mekong that produced the famed bud of the late 60s and early 70s heyday of Thai Stick.

Prior to the late ’60s, ganja cultivated in ethnically Lao northern Isan (NE Thailand) and Vientiane Province originally fed demand from what was the main urban centre of the region, the Lao capital, Vientiane. That economy rapidly altered when the arrival of Westerner ‘Hippie Trail’ travellers connected suppliers in Laos and Isan to demand from Europe and the Americas.

Western underground brands such as ‘Thai Stick’ give aficionados today the wrong idea there is a single ‘Thai Stick’ strain. But Central Laos in particular still holds an array of ganja domesticates – highly diverse in morphology, aroma, and effect. And ganja itself – the product and the associated culture, inside both Laos and Thailand – without a doubt is most closely associated with the ethnic Lao. A more accurate brand would have been Lao Stick.

Across the tropics, ganja is cultivated as a 6-month crop, seed to harvest.

Expect intense tropical aromas and bud that brings a positivity most tokers in the West have forgotten exists.


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Additional information

pack size

12 seeds, 5 seeds