Some Original Sensible History
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Sensible Seeds and Sensible Light Systems were established in South Wales in 1992. At the time, hybrid seeds and early hydroponic equiptment was only available in Amsterdam. We were excited by what we saw emerging there and decided to take it back to the UK with us.
Within a short time our work on the pioneering, hybrid ( Skunk ) generation of cannabis seeds and the emerging Hydroponic method of plant cultivation meant that the quality of products and the efficiency of the equipment that we were producing was ground breaking at the time.
Now re-openned and based in Spain, we trade as the Original Sensible as during our absence, the Sensible Seeds name was adopted by someone else.
Skunk Magazine 6.7 - Read the full article and interview with Alun and Dean, owners of the Original Sensible Seed Company.
Thanks to the Team at Skunk Magazine www.skunkmagazine.com
Some more History
This site is dedicated to co-founder DAVE MOORE -´ We won´t give up, no we won´t surrender `
Lyrics taken from ´stand up for your rights´ written and produced by JOHN EMANUEL HENRY (Harry J and The Conspiracy)
Below is our second edition Sensible Light Systems Catalogue released in April 1994. Here you can see the type of pioneering equipment that we were designing and supplying at the time. As you can see, we couldn´t just buy the equiptment, we had to design it all.
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By the mid 90's we were extensively featured in many Hemp culture magazines and newspapers and boasted thousands of customers Worldwide from Lords, Ladies and high faluting professionals to the average Joe with some space to grow.
Unfortunately for us and our customers, the establishment ( you know who we mean ) took rather a large disliking to our business. They saw the accelerated growth of our customer base and the huge support that we were receiving and this scared them. At the time, most of the cannabis imported into the UK was Hash but the new Skunk was now having a major impact on the industry, The British Government wanted to label it as a class A drug due to its potency and deployed all manner of scare tactics to put a stop to it, as explained in our interview with MixMag dated March 1995. Here we were credited as being the first to offer the new Skunk seeds to the masses in the UK.
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By this time we were in the sights of the law.. Unknown to us, we were about to become the focus for one of the UK's most extensive and costly "drugs" investigations.
Between October 1994 and February 1995 OPERATION NODDER swung into action. An operation with the sole intent of building a case against us and the new cannabis seed / hydroponic industry and bringing it to a stop. We were about to be used in the test case that now provides the legal basis that allows all Seed / Grow / head-shops to operate.
The Government needed a guinea pig so that they could prove in a court of law that selling cannabis seeds or any equipment related to cannabis production was illegal. The problem was that we knew perfectly well that it was legal and were in fact in a better position to dictate the particulars of cannabis law than any police chief, lawyer or judge in the land at the time.
Although the police and press scare mongered, the people within the industry could see the gravity of what was happening and rallied to support us.
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Here's Alun jenkins in the papers just after the court case. Despite the court gagging order....He was back in court soon after...
A journalist found some secret documents left on a train discussing the tactics used by the police to "increase" evidence against us so that they could push through a ban on what we were doing
March 2011 -
There so much more to see - We will release more information over the coming months, so stay tuned. To stay up to date with The Original Sensible Seeds Co, our comeback and exclusive offers, please sign up for our Newsletter.