Cannabis in Bhutan

In the Kingdom of Bhutan, cannabis is so prolific that it is seen as a pest, and is fed to pigs rather than being used by humans for fibre or intoxicant purposes. Bhutan lacks a close connection with the plant. However, there is some evidence of traditional use, and use in modern times is increasing....

Cannabis in Tibet

A nation with a long history of subjugation by powerful neighbours, Tibet enjoyed a period of independence from 1912 until 1951; it was then annexed by China and renamed the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is thought that Tibetans have made ritual use of cannabis for centuries, and that the plant is even considered sacred by...

Cannabis, Mind Enhancements, and Culture, Part II

Countless artists and musicians experimented with cannabis, many of them were long time users and some explicitly reported how the cannabis high had helped them to work on their music or art....

Cannabis, Mind Enhancements, and Culture, Part I

After more than 80 years of an almost worldwide prohibition our outlook on marijuana and its mind-altering effects is mostly dominated by fear, ignorance, and disinformation. There are still dozens of myths circulating about the negative effects of marijuana, myths that have been created and spread on purpose for decades now. Many activists have tried...

CannaZapp – Episode 6

In episode 6 CannaZapp takes a closer look on the history of cannabis prohibition. The coverage starts in 2727 B.C. when China began using cannabis as a medicine. From this moment on CannaZapp guides us through a number of historical moments. The vast majority of those moments are in favour of cannabis....

NEWSFLASH – Prince of Pot and Cannabis Queen nominated for the Cannabis Culture Award

Vienna, Austria – On Saturday October 18th, the 2014 edition of Cultiva took place in Vienna, gathering cannabis professionals from around the world to demonstrate the latest developments in cannabis products and technologies as well as to promote the many uses of that most useful of plants: Cannabis Sativa L....

Cannabis in Uzbekistan

The Republic of Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Like its neighbours, Uzbekistan has a long history of cannabis use, and is part of the region in which cannabis first evolved and developed into its various subspecies. Cannabis is still of socioeconomic importance to many Uzbeks....

No punishment for Dutch couple growing 2.400 cannabis plants

On Thursday, October 16th 2014, a Dutch couple from Bierum, a village in the north of the Netherlands, was found guilty of growing cannabis, but did not receive any punishment for it. A court settlement that puts the Dutch tolerance policy on cannabis into question....

Cannabis in Uruguay: uncertain future

As Sensi Seeds reported, the State is, and will be, absolutely responsible for regulating and controlling all the activities related to the import, export, cultivation, harvest, production, acquisition, storage, marketing and distribution of cannabis and its derivatives. Mujica took a pioneering and unprecedented step forward, approving a law that allows the State to regulate the...

The use of hemp as an alternative to cement

Cement production accounts for 5% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. One alternative to cement production would be the use of natural materials, such as hemp. Hempcrete, a product for construction and isolation, is a mixture of hemp and other materials, such as lime. Hempcrete is firm and self-insulating. It regulates the temperature and humidity...