Standardized production

Cannabis plants intended for medicinal use are propagated by cloning, meaning that small parts of a so-called ‘mother-plant’ are cut off and stimulated to grow into whole plants. Also known as making cuttings, this same procedure is used by gardeners to multiply their favorite tomatoes, roses or grapevines. Cloning ensures that all plants are genetically identical, and therefore will develop the same desired and pleasing characteristics. For cannabis, it ensures that each plant has the same potential for producing the desired blend of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Cannabis Cultivation

In the Dutch medicinal cannabis program cannabis is grown in batches of about 140 plants, each batch taking a few months to fully develop for harvest. During this period, even small differences in cultivation conditions may lead to significant changes in the final content of active components. Since 2002, Dutch cultivation have systematically studied the influence of such conditions on the quality and composition of  cannabis plants. These studies included, for example, the intensity and type of lights used, plant density, humidity and ventilation of the air, watering schedule, type of plant nutrition used, and the effects of biological pest control. In this way we have learned how to carefully monitor and control the development of our plants, leading to a highly standardized product.