Burmese – a new ‘Tai’ ganja accession

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A new accession direct from Shan State, an ethnically Tai region of Burma.

‘Tai’ refers collectively to Thai, Lao, Shan and many other groups from Southeast Asia, all of who share – to greater or lesser degrees – a tradition of cultivating cannabis as a household plant.

The custom is especially closely associated with the Lao people of Central Laos and northern Isan – far less, though often wrongly assumed by Westerners, with Thais per se. In fact, evidence from historical documents and Thai literature suggests that Thais looked down on cultivation and consumption of ganja as a disreputable habit specific to the Lao.

Our team is very confident – as Lao people born in Laos long prior to the hybrid era – that these accessions are pristine. This confidence is based not only on knowing the plants and products but on a understanding of how the production and economy of ganja works in these regions – an understanding conspicuously absent from much of the armchair speculation informing current received wisdom among Westerners about ‘Thai’ landraces.

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