King of Cannabis is a short documentary that follows self-proclaimed “King of Cannabis” Arjan Roskam, as the Dutch cannabis entrepreneur & activist scours the Colombian jungles for several rare strains of cannabis. The documentary was produced by VICE.
VICE joins Arjan and his crew of strain hunters in Colombia to look for three of the country’s rarest types of weed, strains that have remained genetically pure for decades. In grower’s terms, these are called landraces. We trudge up mountains and crisscross military checkpoints in the country’s still-violent south, and then head north to the breathtaking Caribbean coast. As the dominoes of criminalization fall throughout the world, Arjan is positioned to be at the forefront of the legitimate international seed trade.