The central stage on the European cannabis scene is occupied by Dutch and
Spanish breeders and our intention is to prove that Russian-grown seeds are
not in any sense inferior to those developed in other countries. Frankly
speaking, they are, at times, far better than many of the seeds that are
commercially available from other leading producers. To add credence to this
statement, our company participates in numerous international public cannabis
expositions, and as a result we have gradually developed markets beyond
After many years of experimentation, we have achieved a line of “Express”
strains, in addition to autoflowering and feminized seeds. These are
characterized by a shorter flowering period compared with their feminized
We began selling our seeds in 2013. Within a short time Kalashnikov Seeds had
become prominent in the post-Soviet union cannabis market and we were
actively competing with many Western seed banks –even in their local
regions. Currently, our seeds are available in seven European countries and
we are always seeking to expand into additional markets.
Attention! Express strains are NOT autoflowering. Please do not expect buds
to develop automatically in June! However, Express strains require less
daylight sunshine to enter the flowering stage, which is of comparable
benefit to growing feminized plants. Harvest outdoor in October, two weeks earlier than feminized plants.
Please visit our official seed marketplace. We ship worldwide and accept all
standard payment methods. Shop
Our location as shown on the map is intentionally (i.e., within a radius of
20 km) and the photo is from stock footage. Anyone can add their pics, as
Kalashnikov Seeds is a group of old school growers who are Soviet army
veterans. We have been breeding cannabis seeds in Russia since 2002. We are
based in the Kuban region, which is near Sochi, where we cooperate closely
with partners in Saint Petersburg and in the Far East region (close to
China). All of our strains are the result of cross-breeding AK-47 (Serious
Seeds) clones with Russian, Dutch, Spanish, Eastern European and Afghani
His years in Jamaica allowed Luciano to experiment with cross-breeding, and learn how environmental factors like air quality and soil affected the plant. Local growers turned him on to the mighty cultivation powers of nutrient-rich Jamaican bat guano.
“Beyond the horrors of Vietnam, I learned a lot of medicinal benefits of cannabis” during his two tours, said Luciano. “It enabled you to go into battle, complete your mission, talk about it, and then go back in to complete another mission.”
Because of a change in VA policy, American veterans are no longer denied benefits if they are found to be consuming cannabis. VA medical officials now advise patients to disclose their cannabis use, as it may affect the course of action taken by doctors.
The healing element
“I knew Columbian Gold at that time period used to make you very relaxed, and a Kush strain that we had developed in California generated more energy and made you forget what you were thinking of; it made you happy when you were negative,” Luciano recalled, telling the origin story of his Cali Gold variety.
Singh trained in the United States, but when he started practicing in Canada he noticed that many veterans were enduring rounds of medications that negatively affected their quality of life, or just didn’t work.
“Because of the huge trauma they’ve gone through, it’s something unique; it’s almost like the PTSD brain is different because of what they’ve been exposed to,” explained Dr. Mandeep Singh. A psychiatrist with Apollo Applied Research and the Be Well Health Clinic in Toronto, Singh specializes in post traumatic stress. “Because of that, [the brain] actually reacts to both cannabis and traditional medications differently” from a brain that hasn’t experienced similar trauma.
Prescription drugs provided by veteran health care providers, Luciano said, tend to dull the senses for a short period of time—but the mental trauma and pain would only return, amplified, later on.