The legendary Australian-Dutch breeder Neville Schoenmakers who is considered by many to be the father of modern cannabis genetics has made a quiet return. He is probably most famous for strains such as the award winning Super Silver Haze or Neville’s haze. In the 1990s he was arrested in Australia and faced extradition to the US but after posting bail he dissapeared. The US Justice Department never succeeded in arresting him and eventually stopped its persuit.
He has now resurfaced in Australia doing what he does best, breeding high quality cannabis strains targeting the medical marijuana market. He joined Australian medicinal cannabis company AusCann, a company aiming to become a licensed provider of cannabis products to the Australian and overseas markets once the laws change and allow them to operate legally.
While this is good news we have also found out that Schoenkakers is struggeling with the Hepatitus C virus. Fortunately there is a new drug called ‘Harvoni’, which has a 95% success rate but the costs for the 12-week treatment are $95k. AusCann founder and CEO Troy Langman has set-up a GoFundMe page to help raise to money for Neville’s treatment.