Since news broke of the death of Nevil Schoenmakers on March 30, 2019, at the age of 62, cultivators, breeders, and other figures in the cannabis industry have posted tributes to the legendary breeder and founder of the first seed banks in the Netherlands.
“When I moved to Amsterdam in the early '90s, I was fortunate to meet him and spend some time smoking with him and playing chess,” wrote Todd McCormick, a cannabis activist and author, in an Instagram post. “His contribution to the cannabis community is undeniable, the varieties that passed through his hands have become legendary.”
“His legacy and legend of who he was will live FOREVER,” commented Kyle Kushman, cannabis cultivator and former reporter for High Times, on McCormick's post.
They join others throughout the cannabis industry who have taken to social media to share memories and pay tribute to Schoenmakers.