Cannabis nurseries are the secret pheno-hunting, seed-slinging, unsung genetics heroes of the cannabis industry.

A growing number of cannabis nurseries—also called “breeders”—are emerging to supply seeds and clones for the commercial and homegrow markets in Canada.

There are more than 600 cannabis cultivators federally licensed in Canada, and only 21 fall into the category of cannabis nurseries. Despite their small number, a great deal of genetics from licenced producers come from these tiny-but-mighty nurseries.

What is a cannabis nursery?

Most nurseries are focused primarily on supplying starting genetics for other commercial growers—usually, clones, although sometimes tissue culture samples, and growing numbers are selling seeds directly…

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