Nymera co-founder and CEO Rick Gill was excited to announce the new line.
“We are enormously proud to have partnered with Humboldt Seed Company to help bring their amazing genetics to Canadian and international cannabis cultivators,” Gill said. “We recognize and appreciate the high level of care and professionalism that Humboldt Seed Company brings to the production of seeds. Their unique talents, which make the brand so phenomenal in the first place, are ones we are determined to emulate.”
We talked with HSC founder Nathaniel Pennington about taking the company’s 20-year history abroad, and the ability to execute something that’s simply not currently possible domestically given the current federal status of cannabis.
“I’m not afraid of just saying the organic truth of it, which is basically, we had these incredible interns,” Pennington told L.A. Weekly. But these weren’t “finding themselves before senior year” type interns. Husband and wife pair Ben and Betsy Samuelson had a lot of cannabis-relevant degrees when they arrived at HSC ready to get their feet wet in the industry. “They were just incredible resources for us, and vice versa. It was sort of serendipitous.”
After taking part extensively in the work HSC did during the 2019 season, the pair headed north to Canada. Like many things in life, the development certainly felt some pandemic delays. But Pennington noted that good Wi-Fi in the Canadian garden and adapting to Zoom quickly helped make things as smooth as they could be given the circumstances of a border on lockdown for much of the development cycle.
“It’s taken quite some time,” Pennington said. “We had to go through all of the legal rigmarole. It’s always a mixed blessing, the whole legalization thing, because it just comes with this unbelievable amount of red tape.”