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Interesting read. The GMO-CRISPR debate is one I’ll stay out of but I am a student of weed history and find a lot of this discussion interesting, and David Watson was and is a key player in the story, no doubt about that. Personally I think he leans a little to the villainous side, he’s a bullshitter and a braggart, but he’s also lived an extraordinary life immersed in weed culture one way or another and has a lifetime of relevant experience, which is invaluable.

As for Sammy Skunk, Dr. Beanstein or Dave Watson (if that is his real name) and GMO? If you believe that CRISPR is GMO, as I and many others do (flipping, splicing and editing genes), then I believe he is guilty as charged. If you do not believer that CRISPR is GMO, then I guess you can acquit him. I believe that CRISPR should be labeled as GMO. But ‘they’ are trying to get around that in a global debate.
For posterity, I quote below all your posts in this thread.

Big Sur, you’ve said some things in this thread that I find really interesting. We’re about the same age and I think similar background in a lot of ways, except weed. You grew up in California in the thick of the action in the 1970s and you were, from what I can tell, pretty deeply involved in the weed scene. I grew up in South Jersey and never saw a Thai Stick or much more exotic than Colombian, for the most part. So I really appreciate your first-hand accounts of what was, or was not happening in the California weed scene in the 70s.
Do not forget about Noriega being a rat for the DEA in Panama long before El Chapo:
While it is true that Watson wound up injecting genetics into the global weed scene, albeit indirectly for rather sinister reasons set up by the DEA, they were not developed by him, at least not in California. I do not know what he did with the seeds in Amsterdam, but I know a lot about what was going on here in the US west, and particularly the Monterey Bay area at that time. Skunk weed was all over the place in the late 1970s. No way one grower developed it or grew it. Cali-O was developed by Jerry Beisler. Also the Haze Bros are a retro-lie that he made up for High Times. They were not brothers, and they were not named Haze. There was no Haze strain around there before 1986 that I am aware of either, nor has anyone else that I knew there heard of it. I lived in the Monterey Bay area from 1966 to 1986, then in Los Gatos and the San Jose area from 1993 to 2003.
Big Sur, you’ve said some things in this thread that I find really interesting. We’re about the same age and I think similar background in a lot of ways, except weed. You grew up in California in the thick of the action in the 1970s and you were, from what I can tell, pretty deeply involved in the weed scene. I grew up in South Jersey and never saw a Thai Stick or much more exotic than Colombian, for the most part. So I really appreciate your first-hand accounts of what was, or was not happening in the California weed scene in the 70s.
Forget all the VICE and Strain hunter crap.

Reading some of the things he’s written about Nevil, before Nevil turned up online, I think he was essentially truthful when you compare what he said with what Nevil later wrote. At the core of their dispute, and repeated thousands of times since among marijuana breeders, is jealousy the simple fact that once someone possesses seeds or clones, one has the right to do whatever the fuck they want with the genetics.

Interesting read. The GMO-CRISPR debate is one I’ll stay out of but I am a student of weed history and find a lot of this discussion interesting, and

The case Sam the Skunkman makes on my blog to lambaste Petri is weak at best. Calling him a snitch when it is he who should be wary of such labels. Skunkman has spent his time in trying to corner the coming legal cannabis market by getting on the top of the government distribution. One must have some kind of connection to get to this level and that is why Sam the Skunkman has problems with credibility.

This allows a joke to be made of medical marijuana in so far as you only need to find your doctor Feelgood and get a paper to buy it. But it leaves the control of a plant under the government.
Joe Petri reflects what Cannabis Farmer’s live for – weed for whatever you want. This puts him at odds with the sellouts who try to subvert the effort at ending prohibition using the lame excuse of medical necessity. Who does not have some pain, some problem, something? So what?

Who is Sam the Skunkman and where did he come from? Better yet, whom is he really backed by?
Cannabis Farmer is always interested in weed, how to grow and how to cultivate. Having spent the better part of 45 years in the search for knowledge and power in the plant have provided an abundance of providence.
I watched as Joe worked the scene in Bombay and created the market for American Touristers to Australia. An amazing run. Joe was creative and helped a lot of people make a living from their lifestyles. I do not know of one instance where Joe “turned” on anyone but I did see some abandoned runners. Who they were running for is where it gets cloudy and Joe was not close enough to be on the bad edge.
Since the DEA and CIA will not disclose the names of their agents or snitches it will be impossible to verify the veracity of anyone working for them. It is up to you to decide where you will place your confidence.
As with almost everything these days the hidden agendas of those who are trying to control the weed market, or any power organization, the theories abound. To me, in my opinion, there is only the gut feelings and organizational independence to keep you on a straight path.

Sam the Skunkman? Well, I have not had any personal contact with this gentleman and the contact here is the most I have had. I had seen him around the “scene” for years promoting bubble bags at the various conferences, but he did not make it to my level. Maybe he was too much in Amsterdam and not in the world of global marketing? Mostly I have seen him pushing the mud bags, the worst rip off in Cannabis history. Trying to sell bags and more bags to ignorant stoners, sort of an easy job.

Who is Sam the Skunkman and where did he come from? Better yet, whom is he really backed by? As with almost everything these days the hidden agendas of those who are trying to control the weed market, or any power organization, the theories abound. To me, in my opinion,…