Smoke & Bridges: The Art of Cannabis Breeding with Michael of Symbiotic Genetics

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In episode 8 of Smoke & Bridges, Jimi Devine sits down with Michael from Symbiotic Genetics AKA The Village. Michael shares his journey from crashing in a Sacramento grow warehouse to running one of the most popular breeding outfits in Northern California. With a particular interest in varieties that appease the hash-making crowd and a passion for quality, the grower and breeder has collected multiple awards and accolades over the years—and they’re not done yet.
As the creator of some of the most sought-after strains of the last decade, including Mimosa, Wedding Crasher, and Banana Lunch, Symbiotic continues to set the bar high for California cannabis. The team’s Purple Punch F2 cut has bred winner after winner, remaining a cornerstone of the team’s efforts. With a fervent fanbase and some of the best bud north of the Bay, Symbiotic Genetics continues to dominate the game with their unique terp profiles and white-hot collabs.

Show credits:

Smoke & Bridges is hosted by Jimi Devine. Special thanks to editor Gary Niederhoff.

This episode was sponsored by Lotus Entheogenic Church and Lift Tickets Cannabis.

Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009 when he moved to California from Lynn, Massachusetts. Currently serving as Cannabis Columnist and Critic for L.A. Weekly, you can also find his writings on cannabis products and policy in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cannabis Now,, High Times, Irvine Weekly, Weedmaps News, 7×7 Magazine, The East Bay Express, Leafly, Civilized, Thrillist and Ed Rosenthal’s book This Bud’s for You. Jimi is one of the main journalists in the world covering the top shelf flower market. Jimi has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Franklin Pierce University. Be sure to follow him on Twitter! @JimiDevine