Buried deep inside a mountain on a remote Norwegian island, agricultural institutions from around the globe are collaborating to safeguard important crops in the event of global catastrophe.
That includes marijuana.
Currently, there are over 29,500 marijuana seeds – including 31 strains of marijuana and 8 strains of hemp being held in the vault. That is more seeds than there are asparagus, blueberry or raspberry seeds stored at the facility.
The seeds originate from 17 different countries, one of the most obvious ones being The Netherlands. Also, 500 seeds have been brought from North Korea and while The United States has deposited over 17 million seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, none of them are actually cannabis seeds.
Unfortunately, no one knows which strains of cannabis have been preserved in the vault, so we won’t know which strains will survive the catastrophe to please future generations (talking about you, Clementine Kush).