If you’re looking to grow some outdoor this summer, the time to get planting is here. The days are longer, the frost is behind us, and there are a narrowing handful of weeks to get plants rooted before the summer heat sets in.

And unless you’re the gambling type, with a recreational limit of four plants per household, you’ll want to make sure that you’re working with the good stuff: that is, bud-producing female plants of proven genetic heritage and quality.

For most hobbyist growers, that means tracking down clones—genetic duplicates of mother plants that other growers have flowered and found to be worth keeping around—which eliminates the inefficiencies inherent to growing from seed, determining sex, and weeding out unsmokable males and undesirable females.


But where to get your clones?

We called around town and checked in with a number a dispensaries known for their plant selections. Here’s what we found out.

Archive Portland
10645 SE Henry St, 503-719-4229

Archive Portland, the retail arm of breeders Archive Seed Bank, primarily exists as an outlet for quality cannabis genetics—both heritage varietals like Sour Diesel, as well as outstanding, original crosses like the famed Do-Si-Dos. That said, at the time of this writing, Archive had zero plants in stock. That’s because they recently switched from medical to recreational licensing structures, and they’re now waiting on their state-mandated Metric tags—which allow the regulatory bodies that be to track plants from seed to sale. Consequently, quite a few shops around town who rely on Archive for clones are also in a holding pattern. Patience is a virtue: I’ve been assured that Archive’s clone drop will happen any day now, at which time you’ll be able to go straight to the source, or to a number of local shops that carry their work, including Satchel, Five Zero Trees, and others.

All credit to Willamette Week. Find original posting here.