Columbia holds the potential of producing an estimated 3 million cannabis seeds every quarter per each EU-GMP and GPP standard certified warehouse facility they have. Just outside the North Bogota adjacent warehouses are filling up an industrial park that is setting itself up to meet the global demand for cannabis seeds. What sets Columbia aside from the rest of the world is something known as a phytosanitary certificate. The standards for agriculture in Colombia are some of the highest globally. For a seed to make its way from Colombia to a grower in another region, it must first receive a phytosanitary certificate.
What Sets Columbia Apart from the Rest
This certification guarantees the seeds genetic diversity and other determining characteristics of the seeds genetic profile. Pideka SAS is a Colombian cannabis seed company that is paving the way for the future of cannabis seed genetics in this budding multibillion-dollar global industry. The global director of operations for the Pideka SAS, Borja Sanz de Madrid was quoted in High Times saying,
“Pideka is the first indoor licensed producer in Columbia cultivating and processing cannabis at the same standards as Canada. Columbia will be the genetic seed bank for the world, as we have the highest quality standards for seeds globally with phytosanitary certificates.”
Columbia Could Become the Global Go to Source for Seeds
For cannabis seed banks providing genetics to the world has been a risky business for many decades. Thankfully the global view on cannabis is shifting in favor of legalizing this widely misunderstood plant. Columbia is in a position to become the world’s go-to place for cannabis seed genetics thanks to the stringent standards of agriculture and processes such as phytosanitary certifications. Knowing that genetics meet some of the most stringent regulations in agriculture is a peace of mind for cultivators who are responsible for providing patients with quality medicine around the world.