New York Debut for European Cannabis Genetics
Barcelona-based seed bank Royal Queen Seeds is launching its first dedicated retail space in the US market within The House of Cannabis (THC NYC) in New York City.
First established in the Netherlands, Royal Queen Seeds is one of the world’s largest cannabis seed banks.
The seed bank is launching its highly curated selection from its catalogue which has been built over the last 15 years, containing more than 130 different cultivars, including autoflowers, feminised and true F1 hybrids.
President of Royal Queen Seeds, Shai Ramsahai, commented: “Once updates to the Farm Bill took place in 2022, and we began offering our legal products to the U.S. market, we knew we had to jumpstart our search for the perfect location to launch a physical footprint.
“The House of Cannabis offers a unique environment in ‘The City That Never Sleeps,’ and we feel confident that with this partnership we’ll grow a leadership position in the cannabis seed and cultivation product market here in the States.”
RQS has stated it has already seen significant demand across the U.S. market in states that allow seed distribution, and has sold almost half a million seeds online in the last 10 months.
Technical manager and grow expert of Royal Queen Seeds, Maxence Majot, added: “Cultivating cannabis at home is both challenging and incredibly rewarding, similar to having a vegetable garden.
“A store-bought tomato never tastes as good as one you’ve carefully grown and nurtured yourself. We believe that through home cultivation, cannabis consumers develop a deeper understanding of the plant, which makes them smarter shoppers.”
“We welcome Royal Queen Seeds to the U.S. and are proud to partner with this incredible company. The House of Cannabis will be the first location in the U.S. to offer these high-quality cannabis seeds, which also opens a critical access point for registered medical patients to participate fully in the New York State homegrow programme,” said David Goldburg, interim CEO of THC NYC.
“THC NYC strives to offer our guests unique experiences through cannabis culture and education. We are the destination for all.”