*Creating a new Landrace: Is it possible.

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Landraces are distinct from ancestral wild species of modern stock, and from separate species or subspecies derived from the same ancestor as modern domestic stock. Not all landraces derive from ancient stock largely unmodified by human breeding interests.

So to have a landrace that will function like an ancestral wild species, you've got to essentially have a few things line up, I suspect. For one, you need the right conditions, temp, environmental conditions, the correct soil, nutrition, and and opportunity to compete within the native fauna. Also, you'll require some symbiosis with various species of mycorrhiza, fungus and bacteria, and/or bugs that will protect the plant, allowing it to thrive unobstructed.

Simply put, you need an opportunity.
Think this is possible to achieve in various micro-climates within the united states?
I realize it wouldn't be a big $$$ maker for most, but it could certainly revolutionize how cannabis is grown, make it far more environmentally sustainable, and it would "free" cannabis from regulation and exploitation to some degree.

It would require a fairly rainy climate, especially early in the year, I know that much, and the natural soil would have to drain well, and have lots of Mycorrhizae, and temp, but I think if those conditions were met, you might have a chance. ie. Ocean Grown. Big mist fields and lots of moisture rolling in early everyday.

Having a highly adaptive strain that could be crossed with various other cannabis to produce a localized hybrid "super" weed that would thrive under ideal conditions.
 
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LexLuthor

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That would be cool, but the "hybrid super weed" wouldn't be a landrace. As humans, we cant unevolve into our ancestors from 100,000 years ago. So I don't think it would be possible to create a new landrace from modern genetics.

I do see how a hybrid could be bread for a specific environment. If it wasn't illegal for so long we probably would have way different cultivars from people growing and breeding what they want without fear of going to prison. That would of been nice.
 
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That would be cool, but the "hybrid super weed" wouldn't be a landrace. As humans, we cant unevolve into our ancestors from 100,000 years ago. So I don't think it would be possible to create a new landrace from modern genetics.

I do see how a hybrid could be bread for a specific environment. If it wasn't illegal for so long we probably would have way different cultivars from people growing and breeding what they want without fear of going to prison. That would of been nice.

What you describe is what I mean actually. I realize it's not a landrace, per se, but in many respects would be similar. aka a local outside cultivar that thrives in the environment. I also realize it's going to de-evolve, if it becomes wild again, over time, but that could be mitigated to some extent.

Just wanting to establish a conceptual dialogue

It's my goal, actually to do this. I've got some land up in the rain forest, so I'm going to give it my best efforts. I've got about 1/2-3/4 acre of perfect woody dirt that fell off the mountain in a spot, (12 over acres total) so I think that would be a good place to start, actually. It's not got the best sun, but it get's lots of rain thoughout the early veg season, an should do really well with this auto-flowering variety that I've developed. It's actually both photoperiod & autoflowering, so I'm going to give both genetics a try and see it they take. The Mycorrhizae, the soil, the rain, temp all virtually perfect environment for this sort of attempt. Lichens every were.

I'm thinking maybe I could spray the hillside with a gallon of this, just to get things started well. Bush doctor Micro Brew and/or 10 lbs of Xtreme Gardening Mycorrhizae

Some land like this fell off into the abyss, below.
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