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willy g’s lebanese seeds

Willy G’s Lebanese CBD strain has a CBD:THC ratio of 20:1. The original landrace seeds were sourced from the Bekaa Valley in The Lebanon by Willy G and his brother. Afyter crossing and back-crossing seeds which were grown out this particular CBD-rich plant was discovered. Willy G uses cannabis to help relieve symptoms associated with cerebral palsy.

Indoors this Willy G’s Lebanese CBD will finish flowering in 65 days while outdoor-grown plants will be ready during the first three weeks of October in northern latitudes. This strain has a very different terpene profile with dill and pepper prominent.

Willy g’s lebanese seeds

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Pennington and Willy G are both strong believers in the “entourage effect,” which refers to the complex combination of cannabis compounds interacting with our brain and endocannabinoid system, creating myriad physical and psychological responses. Researchers, scientists and medical professionals are only beginning to understand the medicinal value of these interactions and the various ways to utilize them in treatments.

PHOTO | Humboldt Seed Company

PHOTO | Humboldt Seed Company

NorCal Rebirth for an Ancient Strain

“Willy G really stands out because of all of its terpenes and flavonoids and large-scale producers should be interested in that for full plant extracts,” he says. “Using the whole plant (for extraction) is one of the best ways to get the full benefit of the CBD and the plant’s other medicinal properties.”

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When Pennington heard the story behind Willy’s seeds and saw some of his first efforts at growing it out, he was immediately intrigued by the unique leaf structure and enticing nose on the flowers — rare for a landrace strain, he says. He soon decided to help Willy in his quest to propagate this exotic cannabis plant, and it wasn’t long before Willy G was sprouting shoots on the company’s farm, in isolated greenhouses where its pollen could be captured and released for breeding purposes.

Willy G Puts CBD Flowers Back on Track

Willy primarily uses THC-heavy products (bubble hash, oil extracts) to manage his pain, but CBD-rich flowers can be effective for controlling spasms and reducing inflammation, sore muscles, and stress. “It’s about understanding about what to use when you need it, that’s what I like about cannabis and creating my own medicine,” he said. “I am very involved with what I’m treating myself with, so that’s a lot different than having a doctor tell you to take 200 Oxy 30’s (OxyContin), and then that’s the end of your appointment.”

“I wanted to be in a place where marijuana was more accepted and part of the culture,” he said. What Willy likely didn’t anticipate when he moved to the cannabis mecca of California is that he would play a leading role in the proliferation of a “landrace” strain of cannabis that originated in Lebanon thousands of years ago.