Derry, the owner of Barney's Farm set about collecting seeds from landrace marijuana genetics whilst travelling around Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam and China in the early 1980s. He based himself high in the Himalayas for three years and along with other talented and similar minded breeders he began the cultivation and cross-breeding of these strains. They chose phenotypes for the obvious THC content, taste and aroma and back crossed them. The results were exciting and they delighted in having harvests of various sativa and indica hybrid cultivars to see them through the long and snow-bound winters in the mountains. In 1992 Derry returned to Amsterdam and with him Barney's Farm quickly became the research lab for many high quality cannabis strains. Today Barney's Farm is a recognised world leader in the production of top quality cannabis seeds and continues to search for and collect indigenous genetics from far places. This passion and devotion to this lifestyle reinforces their commitment and ability to provide new and exciting cannabis strains.