I've been growing for 36 years and breeding for 13. I seek to develop serious, stable strains, IBLs. I am on the hunt for honestly new varieties of cannabis using landraces, commercial seed stocks, elite clones and privately developed seed stocks. That said, I know the difference between that and pollen chucking and I am known to do that as well. Pollen chucking is a vital way of keeping an overall genetic diversity in the public library of cannabis genetics and phenotypes. They have been responsible for a great many incredible new varieties and elite clones. And a great many growers rely on such crossings to select unique plants to work with. I'm in it for the plants. I love growing this amazing plant. When I was a younger man I was blessed with the opportunity to live with and get to know a man that we all know and love for his tireless work for cannabis and its human friends and will forever mourn his passing. That man was the great Jack Herer. I along with a close friend of mine (also since passed) spent most of a year living with him in the 90's while we successfully campaigned in Oregon to decriminalize cannabis, and later to pass Oregon's Medical Bill. I met his family and got a crash course in the many relationships in the international cannabis movement. I was with him when he smoked his first joint of the Sensi Seeds strain named after him. I knew then that I was in it for good and I have a lovely cut of that strain I keep around to remind me of that moment. I have since worked with over 400 different 'strains'. I spent a number of years and continue to recover from a life altering injury that forced me to put much of my growing and breeding activity in a holding pattern. Recently though I have determined to up my game, and look forward to communicating and sharing with the good people on THCFarmer to support that goal.