Check out the timeline for an overview of the milestones in our history and our foresights into the future.
Dutch Passion Creation
Dutch Passion founder Henk studies Biology in the early 1970’s and graduates at the University of Amsterdam. As a cannabis hobbyist, he has great interest in the effects of psychedelics. After starting out as a cannabis consumer, Henk becomes an activist for the legalization of Cannabis.
FIRST RETAIL SHOP OPENED
In the early 1980’s Henk is selling cannabis seeds to other growers on a small scale. Then, the first retail location is opened in Amsterdam. In 1988 Henk opens the first coffeeshop in the world called ‘Homegrown Fantasy’ where only products that are grown and processed in Holland are being sold.
CULTIVATING CANNABIS WITH DUTCH PASSION
Henk starts cultivating cannabis in the Netherlands. At first for his own use, but his success does not go unnoticed. The best quality cannabis no longer has to be imported, consequently the demand for Henks cannabis starts to grow. In 1987, Dutch Passion Seeds Company is born from a passion to offer growers the best cannabis seeds possible.
LAUNCH ONLINE SEED WEBSHOP
CULTIVATING CANNABIS WITH DUTCH PASSION
The amount of international clients started to grow rapidly. In 1998 the first online webshop is launched to meet the demand and accommodate the needs of clients abroad in breeding Dutch Passions seeds.
DUTCH PASSION INVENTS FEMINIZED SEED TECHNOLOGY
In the late 1990’s Dutch Passion innovates in a ground breaking matter. After years of studying and experimenting, the first feminized seeds become available. This enables home growers to double their harvest. Feminized seeds are the talk of the cannabis community.
DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOFLOWERS: AUTO MAZAR
Around 2000, Dutch Passion invests heavily in the development of autoflowering cannabis seeds. With the introduction of Auto Mazar seeds, growers can now cultivate indoor crops of high potency cannabis with faster crop cycles than ever before. To meet the increasing mainstream demand for autoflower seeds, Dutch Passion continuously improves their autoflower genetics and expands their range of autoflower seeds.
CBD ON THE MARKET
In addition to THC, other cannabinoids have also been discovered. The first one to become commercially available on the market is CBD. It is also the starting point to keep on searching for other cannabinoids.
FIRST LICENSED PRODUCERS BUY DUTCH PASSION CANNABIS SEEDS
Around 2014, the number of licensed producers worldwide starts to grow rapidly. This increases the export rate to countries around the globe. More and more start to accept cannabis seeds as a legal import product.
At the start of 2019, both recreational and medicinal cannabis were fully legalized in Canada. This provided great opportunities for the export of Dutch Passions seeds. Dutch Passion is guaranteed to get the phytosanitary certificate that is needed to successfully export cannabis seeds into Canada.
In 2020 Dutch Passion was the first company to create and stabilise a THCV rich cultivar which was named THC-Victory. Thanks to years of selective breeding with the use of hundreds of laboratory checks on cannabinoid levels, THC-Victory became the first variety available with stable high levels of THCV. This allowed scientists around the world to study the benefits of THCV more closely. It also allowed licensed producers to finally bring cannabis products to the market with a high THCV level. THCV levels are around 6-8%, with similar levels of THC.
CBG FORCE! FEMINISED CBG SEEDS
Also in 2020 Dutch Passion became the world’s first seedbank to release cannabis seeds that produce CBG rich cannabis . These feminised CBG seeds are called CBG Force, producing around 15% CBG and under 0.2% THC. CBG is another important cannabinoid which is being heavily researched for possible medical applications. CBG seeds are available as either feminised seeds or autoflower seeds.
2021 AND BEYOND
We are continuously researching and looking for new cannabinoids and innovations. We use new varieties as well as classic seeds from our extended seed archives to keep innovating. Our archives contain rare cannabis seeds and unique strains which have never been fully studied. These will bring more surprises and perhaps new cannabinoids or terpene profiles. Additionally, we continue to search for new and unusual cannabis genetics. We are dedicated to continue unlocking the potential of the cannabis plant. Legalisation of cannabis around the world gives us the chance to source and develop new genetics with the best modern scientific practises.