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History of Sensi Seeds

Sensi Seeds pioneered the cannabis industry to become the world's largest seed bank

Pioneers of the cannabis seed industry

Sensi Seeds pioneered the cannabis seed industry in 1985. Today, the company is the world’s largest cannabis seedbank with over 500 varieties. These genetics and the brand name have become true classics in the cannabis community. The Dutch government chose Sensi Seeds genetics to develop the medicinal cannabis supplied by pharmacies.

Bringing cannabis into the public eye

Sensi Seeds aims for the normalization of cannabis use and recognition of the plant’s therapeutic and industrial benefits. This led the company to open the world’s first cannabis museum in 1985. The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is now present in both Amsterdam and Barcelona and has welcomed over two million visitors.

Together with the museum, Sensi Seeds regularly hosts the  Cannabis Culture Awards. This award celebrates those who have taken a stand for the acceptance of cannabis. Winners include Sir Richard Branson, and former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Dries van Agt.

Sensi Seeds has worked with some of the world’s most prominent activists over the years, such as Howard Marks and Jack Herer. Find out more about our cannabis family here.

Relaunching the hemp industry

Sensi Seeds opened its sister-company, HempFlax in 1993. The company developed new processing methods and purpose-built equipment for hemp cultivation. These innovations have since become the industry standard. They are now used by leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers, including John Deere.

HempFlax products are widely used in the textile, food, construction and body-care industries. The automotive industry has also adopted hemp, including brands like BMW, Mercedes and Bentley. Hemp is making a successful come-back and HempFlax is leading the way.

Other sister companies include the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, the Cannabis College in Amsterdam, the Hemp Museum Gallery in Barcelona, Hempstory in Amsterdam, and the Flying Dutchmen in Amsterdam.

Looking to the future

The world’s attitude towards cannabis is changing. Countries are now legalising cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. The possibilities for industrial, nutritional and pharmaceutical applications of hemp continue to surprise us. Sensi Seeds will play its part and remain at the forefront of these developments.

Mission

Sensi Seeds believes that responsible consumption of cannabis can enrich one’s life.

With more than 30 years’ worth of experience in the field of cannabis, Sensi Seeds is fully aware of the crucial role that cannabis can play for humankind. The company is pleased to see the current increase in attention and recognition for the plant worldwide, not only as a medicine but also as a raw material.

Sensi Seeds is committed to preserving the genetic diversity and accessibility of the cannabis plant for future generations,and disseminating information and knowledge about the beneficial effects the plant can have when used appropriately.

To learn more about Sensi Seeds’ views on medicinal cannabis, read this article.

Sensi Seeds strives for the acceptance of cannabis worldwide

Family

"It's all about the plant."

Ben Dronkers

Founder

Ben Dronkers is a Cannabis entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of Sensi Seeds. In the early seventies, Ben discovered the many benefits of the cannabis plant while travelling abroad to purchase hemp clothing. He thinks back with a smile: “I asked the farmers about the cannabis fields and they gave a knowing laugh. One of them gave me a handful of cannabis seeds as a gift and told me that the seeds were very important. This led me to save them, to learn more about the properties of seeds from different regions, and to collect even more cannabis seeds.” A passion was born.

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"Cannabis legalisation is a matter of time, not opinion."

Che Dronkers

Legal Advisor

Che Dronkers is Sensi Seeds’ legal advisor. As the youngest son of Sensi Seeds founder Ben Dronkers, he has grown up in the world of Sensi Seeds and HempFlax. Coming of age in an industry that has seen many changes in the three decades since his father pioneered cannabis seed breeding and retail, Che is both grounded in the history of the business and possessed of a dynamism to continue breaking new ground.

"Our staff is united by their love for the plant and a drive to improve things."

Ravi Spaarenberg

Research & Development

One of the people most responsible for the company’s success, both in Amsterdam and abroad, Ravi Spaarenberg is one of the most recognizable faces of Sensi Seeds. He currently heads the Research & Development side of the company.

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Sensi Seeds Cornershop

Oude Doelenstraat 20
1012 ED Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Sensi Seeds Nieuwendijk

Nieuwendijk 26-A
1012 ML Amsterdam
Netherlands

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The Sensi Seed Bank

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 150
1012 DV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Customer Service

Our customer service is available from Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00 (CET) except for the bank holidays

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 131
1012DE Amsterdam

CH. OF COMM. NO.: 24191871
VAT: NL800233232B01

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