GH was awarded many times at different events, developing tens of strains while running their Coffee Shops in Amsterdam. In 2008 they founded the Strain Hunters collective.
Franco in Africa (Source: Strain Hunters)
Of Italian origin, Franco was part of Green House – the renowned Dutch cannabis seed company owned by Arjan Roskam – which is known for sharing information on strains and cultivation through its Youtube channel.
Franco died of Malaria on the 2nd of January while he was coming back from a trip to Africa, where he had been doing CBD extractions. We had the luck and pleasure to know him and work together, so we are deeply sorry for this loss and would like to express our condolences to his family, friends and partners.
He was a very active member of the cannabis community, always ready to share a good joint and information at the countless fairs and events that he attended. For this reason Franco had lots of friends and fans, humbly sharing his passion with anyone ready to spend some minutes with him.
On 2 January 2017 an official notice from Green House Seeds informed us that Franco Loja, one of the members and breeders of Strain Hunters, had died at 42.
Franco in the USA (Source: Franco’s Facebook)
Franco was a great traveller, he was constantly moving from one place to another, and it was not strange to see him visiting farms in Canada, sleeping in an African taxi and relaxing in some club in Barcelona in the same week.
Franco Loja, one of the members and breeders of Green House Seeds and Strain Hunters, died of malaria at 42 on January 2, 2017. Our condolences and be