The life and times of Arjan Roskam
The story of the genetic hunters is a story that has gone on for ages. This group of gentlemen led by Arjan Roskam are more adventurous than Bear Grills and go to extraordinary lengths to find and procure rare and original cannabis strains. The group has carried out dangerous expeditions around the world; they went through the Taliban in Afghanistan to the FARC in Colombia, as well as through Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean.
You might think that risking your life to hunt down different types of cannabis is downright ridiculous, but Arjan and his team clearly disagree. They do this out of passion and for the love of cannabis as well as in an attempt to keep these rare and endangered strains alive.
"Our team of stump hunters was almost killed in Malawi by drunken soldiers, we lost a cameraman in South Africa, whom we found a day later in the bush," Arjan Roskam said in an interview.
The design of stump hunters
In 1982, Arjan Roskam was a young man who backpacked the world. While on vacation in Thailand, Arjan hiked the mountains for no particular purpose. He came across an old village and met a man who offered him a place to sleep. Unbeknownst to Arjan, this meeting was the catalyst that brought him into the world of stump hunting.
The gentleman Arjan met was treating people who had become dependent on opiates. However, instead of traditional medicine, the man used marijuana.
After spending a week in the village, Arjan learned a lot about marijuana and its medicinal benefits. When he left, he was given a handful of cannabis seeds. Arjan returned home to Amsterdam with a new sense of direction and a new love for cannabis.
In the 1980s, Holland had poor quality cannabis. Arjan is on a mission to find high quality seeds and grow the best marijuana possible. he received seeds from his friends and thus began to travel the world with little means.
These expeditions into dangerous territories became the basis of Arjan Roskam's activity. With a few associates, he then went on to branch out into several different cannabis companies. they had coffe shops, a few websites, they won and created many prizes with the varieties they had developed.
After becoming a master grower and an accomplished variety hunter, Arjan proclaimed himself “King of Cannabis”.
Where are Arjan Roskam and his team now?
Today, Arjan and his team own at least 4 cafes, a prestigious seed bank and a range of nutritious horticultural products. The team eventually began filming their stump hunting expeditions and launched a documentary series called “Strain Hunters”. This series is available on YouTube, HBO Plus and Facebook.
Arjan Roskam is a cannabis pioneer who not only developed incredible strains but also standardized the cultivation of marijuana. His company also makes significant investments in the research and development of medical marijuana.
The list of strains that Roskam and his team have created includes:
- Super Silver Haze
- the Hawaiian Snow
- Super Lemon Haze
Its businesses include Green House Coffeeshops, Green House Seed Company, Strain Hunters, Green House Feeding, Green House Kitchen, and GH Medical. Arjan is considered one of the most influential figures in the cannabis industry. The GreenHouse Empire has no plans to slow it down anytime soon.