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Who are we?
Our collective comprises of a union of underground growers, collectors and activists based in the region known as the Southeast Asian Highlands (Zomia) which is made up of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and India.
What do we do?
The highlands of Zomia seem to represent a crucial centre of diversity in the cannabis gene-pool and we seek to preserve it's diversity by documenting the landrace cannabis growing here extensively and engaging with landrace cannabis growers in the region to join our collective.
At heart, this is a passion project dedicated to studying the indigenous varieties of Zomia. We believe that the best way to do this is to systematically collect data by conducting field trips to traditional growing regions and making long term connections with local farmers in order to create information gathering networks that centre the individuals and communities growing landraces today. This information is to be used to allow native Zomians to participate in the creation of a new understanding of the world of Cannabis that is rooted in data and science that recognizes the inherent value of biodiversity within the Cannabis genome and places the people responsible for this biodiversity at the forefront of the project.
We believe that the people, flora and fauna of the Zomian landscape from which these varieties arose are integral to the continuing survival of these landraces.
Most of all, we believe in transparency, making friends and finding new allies so if you have any questions, please get in touch below.