Who Funds Cannabis Research in the USA?

Despite growing interest in the medicinal benefits of cannabis, funding for new research can be hard to come by. Federal government funding seems largely geared towards investigating the negative aspects of cannabis, while studies assessing its potential benefit are suppressed. However, there are signs that this is changing. ...

Uruguay: sale of cannabis in pharmacies will have to wait

What has happened in Uruguay over the past year has been so unexpected and pioneering that perhaps it was all too good to be true. The new regulations haven’t exactly hit a brick wall, but they have experienced a bit of a blow. This regulation—which Sensi Seeds has been reporting on from the front lines for...

SensiBilisation – Jack Herer: You can’t outlaw nature

In this episode, Herer emphasizes the ridiculousness of trying to ban one of nature's most beneficial, natural products: cannabis. He also points out that the responsibility of deciding what a person can or should do lies with that person alone and that the people currently being prosecuted for cannabis cultivation, possession, or distribution should immediately...

The New York Times: repeal the ban on cannabis

One of the most influential newspapers in the United States, The New York Times, has called for the national legalisation of cannabis. This statement was made in the newspaper of Saturday, July 26 2014, through an editorial article. Because of this, one can consider it as the opinion of the entire newspaper....

“Smoke your ganja raw”: a plea for pure pleasure

Cannabis patients and consumers arriving in Europe from overseas are often at a complete loss. Weed and hash mixed with tobacco for consumption? In Canada, the USA and many other parts of the world that is a complete no go. Even tobacco smokers from the other side of the pond would not think of inhaling...

Oregon State one important step closer to legal cannabis

On Tuesday July 22nd 2014 the communications director for the Oregon Secretary of State confirmed to the Huffington Post that more than enough signatures have been collected to ensure that citizens will be able to vote on ‘Initiative Petition 53’ in November 2014. A recent poll shows that a whopping 57 percent of the population...

Does Cannabis Use Lead to Poor Memory?

The association between cannabis use and poor memory is age-old, and is so prevalent that it has been adopted as part of the standard stereotyping of cannabis users. Various studies have also indicated a connection—but could cannabis also help to improve memory in certain circumstances, such as in cases of brain injury....

Newsflash: German court allows private cannabis cultivation for therapeutic purposes

Two weeks ago, five German cannabis patients submitted their respective cases to the Cologne Administrative Court. They filed a suit for private cannabis cultivation. Today, the verdict was announced: Private cannabis cultivation for therapeutic purposes can be allowed in individual cases....

Public Protests: Why are they essential to the campaign?

Recent years have seen a large increase in public protesting in the UK as a result of a global trend of protesting cannabis prohibition. People want to come together to raise awareness and, most importantly, make their voices heard. Some believe that public protests can be counterproductive and bring a bad reputation to the activists...

The Cannabaceae family

The genus Cannabis belongs to the Cannabaceae family, a small but diverse grouping of flowering vines, herbs, shrubs and trees. The 270 or so individual species of this family are distributed throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, and several of them have useful applications in medicine, textiles or food. At first glance, many...