Tropical Heirloom Cannabis
You may not have heard of many of Kiona’s strains, like Canguru de Oaxaca, Uptown Piff, Nigerian Haze, Monolith, or Santa Marta Purple. But you’ll want to keep the secret, too, once you’ve tried them.
In all honesty, there is no secret -- only a dedication to their mission: “Traditional cannabis strains, respectfully grown and carefully cured.”
To achieve this goal, Kiona devotes their focus to acquiring world-class heirloom and landrace genetics as well as utilizing sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices – even if it translates to lower yield, less bag appeal, and longer growth periods. They even have a “Cure Master” tasked with flushing, drying, and curing the flowers to ensure that they achieve the ideal texture, combustion, flavor, and effect. Cutting corners is simply not an option.
“Although we get less yield per year,” says Sales Manager Charlie B, “our customers are rewarded with a unique, exotic, and a very psychedelic experience.”
This means that Kiona is not concerned with producing high percentages of THC, dense crystal-laden hybrids, or watered-down commercial strains. Instead, they’re interested in the old school strains that have maintained their uniqueness and diversity due to the fact that they have not been overly domesticated or hybridized.
Although most landrace strains are more delicate and airy in comparison to the dense indoor buds of today’s cannabis market, the most significant difference between Kiona’s products and the majority of others’ has little to do with bag appeal. Instead, their products showcase the difference between the effect range of the highs. Instead of the typically flat and mellow effects of the poly-hybrids, the heirloom flowers give off a more cerebral and lucid effect.
Sustainability is a major factor as well -- which is why all Kiona flower is sun-grown outdoors in soil under covered greenhouses. They also minimize their water usage and limit their nutrient waste by utilizing all-organic compost as nutrients, supplementing with vegan nutrients only if necessary.
Knowing about all of their values, it’s easier to understand why Kiona makes it a point to recognize the importance of the plant’s history, as well as why they are passionate about sharing and continuing the traditions that they have learned.
When asked about what makes them so special and different from other cannabis cultivators, however, Charlie B simply said, “We care about what we’re doing each step of the way and top to bottom. You don’t see that everywhere.”
Peace, Love, & Ganja,