I plugged an old hard drive into my PC tonight and found some old documents, this one is quite interesting, not sure who wrote it, maybe Joe Pietri, maybe not.
Anyways, take it for what you will, I just thought it interesting enough to share:
Origin of Cultivatorís Choice Catalog circa 1985
In 1960's there was a network of Hippie communes who acquired very old American genetics dating at least back to the 1950's, that can be traced back to the original Heirloom strains that Parke Davis introduced prior to the first world war! Remember in 1965 cannabis was illegal only 28years! In fact all the top high altitude sensimilla coming out of the Sierra Madre at that time were from the Parke Davis introduction 50-60 years prior! This network of communes evolved into a sharing network, called Sacred Seeds. Seeds were sent from the top farms of Afghanistan and India. The Brotherhood of Love who acted as distributors for the communes, also brought back seeds from Asia to the Communes. The communes were using the profits to fund various SF Bay area revolutionary groups, which at the time were numerous! This is the origin of what we know now as the Haze. Another of there pure sativa lines was called Evolving Skunk or ES! Another interesting fact was that the communes exchanged Haze and ES seed, which went to the UK in 1968, in exchange for Afghani seed!
I first smoked Haze in 1973 in Bombay, turned on by Brotherhood members to what they called the strongest herb in the world. I remember it hitting me so fast, I got up without saying a word, left the suite, and at the elevator my pals caught up with me laughing, I didnít know where I was going but I knew I had to get there. One hit and Elvis had left the building.
In the early 70's the Brotherhood was infiltrated by the Hooverís FBI Cointelpro, Reagan was governor, Nixon the president! The heat was on and it drove the communes and itís sacred seeds underground! I now know that the seeds for the Hawaiian strains I sold for 20 years were from Sacred Seeds via the Brotherhood.
In the early 80's Sacred Seeds kind of experienced a resurgence under Skunkman! Robert Clarke writing under the name R in High Times starts to write about three friends of his, the Haze Bros, and slips in a made up Sacred Seeds catalog from someone he didnít know the identity of (ie the Skunkman), with outrageous prices at the time of $5 a seed in 1981. Sacred Seeds and if there ever was any Haze Bros for real, well they had long disappeared before Skunkman comes on the scene in the 1980's as you can see for yourself by looking over his first catalog. Robert Clarke and Skunkman resurrected the names Sacred Seeds and the Haze Brothers for their own profit.
I have caught Mr Clarke several times in out and out fraud, the biggest case being the bag scam. He writes books in support of his own frauds in the hopes you will buy his products that he recommends, after all all Stonerís are stupid!