For Wonderland, the Phylos Genotype Test fits right into their attitude of openness, transparency, accuracy, and quality.
Kevin Jodrey has a made a name for himself in the cannabis industry. A self-described career cultivator, he prides himself on his work ethic and transparency.
“I’m globally known for this shit,” he says wryly.
His nursery, Wonderland, is also well known. There, Kev curates a wide range of cannabis varieties, and he’s constantly seeking “exceptionally unique cultivars.”
When he sells a plant, it’s important to him that he knows precisely what he’s selling so that he can provide a consistent product.
“We have been able to have some level of repeatability and accuracy in what we do,” he says. “We need this ability to mark the genome. […] It allows you as a cultivator to make a commitment, and then actually satisfy that commitment.”
Kev has genotyped his entire cannabis library. For him, it’s the first step any cultivator should take to get to know their plants.
“This tool is the beginning of real science for the cultivator to understand what they’re working with. Everything else is to identify pathogens, to identify soil, but what is the first ID of the genetic material of the plant? What is its base material? Where is it derived from? […] There’s so much in the genome itself when you can actually see it.”
Genetic certification through Phylos is already helping Wonderland to make sure they can fill orders for some of their most discerning customers. One example: B-Real from Cypress Hill.
“B-Real loves the Wonderland Creme Brulee. And they know it’s the Wonderland Creme Brulee because they’ve marked it off of the Phylos Galaxy.”
In addition to being committed to keeping his customers happy, Kev is also committed to giving back to his community. Over the course of only a few years, for example, Kev says he’s given away over 110,000 CBD clones, many to veterans groups. He also “gives away information freely” to anyone who needs it.
“You have a dream and you chase it and you fight,” he says. “And while you’re doing it, you try to be a human being.”
Learn more about Wonderland Nursery.
Editor’s Note: September 20, 2019. This post was originally published on January 12, 2018 and has been updated to accurately reflect our product name, Phylos Genotype Test.