Our Story

The Apothecary® Genetics company started growing in the early 90’s in Gig Harbor, Washington from our early beginnings, we were focusing on the benefits of THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, & CBC that led us on the quest to find the best hemp and cannabis strains in the world.

“I became very ill and was looking for an alternative medication for my illness.  It was during that time that I found hemp and cannabis as a perfect alternative solution.  I realized then that I needed to create Apothecary® Genetics.  Through my world travels, I have been able to find “land race strains” of hemp and cannabis, breed them and create hybrids that are suitable for industrial hemp and pharmaceutical grade Medical Cannabis.” – Bret Bogue

In 2004, Bret Bogue opened Apothecary® Genetics in Northern California and through research and development with key opinion leaders helped form and shape the modern Cannabis industry with such strains as Grape Ape, Old School Jams, JaCure Og, KAIA KUSH™, Silverback, and Sour Grapes.

In addition, we have continued our focus on high CBD, CBN, CBG, & CBC strains and have recently formed our 2 new divisions.  Green Buffalo LLC & Imperial Investments LLC.  Green Buffalo was formed specifically to work in the biomass, crude, distillate, isolate and wholesale market of the hemp and cannabis industry.  Imperial Investments was formed to complete the first ever close-loop hemp banking insurance farming platform with our unique system we take the worries and financial troubles away from the farmer while providing seed, fertilizer, and a buy-back biomass program that changes the way farmers and bankers do business worldwide.


1st Place – Best Overall – JA Cannabis Cup

2015 – JACURE OG – ITAL Seeds
Phenal Finder

1st Place – The Cannabis Cup
2007 – KAIA KUSH™

1st Place – Seattle Green Cup

1st Place – Seattle Green Cup
2006 – GRAPE APE™

1st Place – Lake County
2006 – GRAPE APE™

1st Place – Seattle Green Cup
2005 – GRAPE APE™

2nd Place – Inglewood Cup – 2005 – GOO™

2nd Place – IC420 – 2004 – LEMON PEZZ™

3rd Place – IC420 – 2004 – LIVITY™

Awards Apothecary® strains have won by others

1st Place – Best Booth – Jamaica Canabis Cup

2015 – ITAL Seeds
Phenal Finder

1st Place – Denver Medical Cannabis Cup
2011 – Mile High Green Cross
Sour Grape

1st Place – Best Concentrate
Denver Medical Cannabis Cup
2011 – Salida Green Cross
Grape Ape Wax

1st Place – Toranto Cannabis Cup
2010 – Urban Grower Remo
Bubba Kush

1st Place – High Life Cup – Amsterdam
2009 – GreenHouse Seed Company
Bubba Kush




May Issue -2008
Article: Born In The USA

Skunk Magazine
April 13th 2010
The Breeder Diaries of Bret Bogue
Volume 6 – Issue 1



A Kevin Booth Film



“Eddy and Linda”

Co-Produced by Bret Bogue
with a few big cameos!


“The Emperor Wears
No Clothes”

by Melissa Balin

Watch on Amazon.com






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NOTE:  As of November 2020, ApothecaryGenetics.com are the ONLY distributors of Apothecary Genetics seeds. If you are buying any other strains not listed on this site from other distributors, they are most likely too old to germinate. 

We sell our collectible seeds for souvenir purposes only, as well as for storage/preservation in case the laws change.  We cannot, and do not discuss germination, yields, THC levels of seeds, as it is illegal to germinate seeds in a variety of countries without a government-issued license.  Unfortunately, we refuse to answer e-mails if they contain questions relating to the above.   Information provided in our shop, blog, support desk, social media and forum are displayed for theoretical and educational purposes only and are often authored by third parties (i.e. our Blog), you must abide by the laws of your country, so please research them.

Information within this web site is ONLY SUITABLE for persons aged 21 years or older who have checked and are abiding by their local laws.

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