Cannabis News

Interview with THC-Professor Raphael Mechoulam

In 1964 the Israeli Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his research group succeeded in isolating  tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, for the very first time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this extremely special moment in the history of cannabis. The celebration took place during the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg....

Top 5 Halloween movies to watch while smoking cannabis

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you are not busy haunting a nearby cannabis dispensary, it is always a good excuse to organise a horror movie night. Pick your favourite cannabis strains, bite into a candy apple, and don’t sit too comfortably watching these five movies, selected for your horror....

Raphael Mechoulam and UFCM celebrate THC synthesis’ 50th anniversary in France

On October 22nd 2014, more than 150 health professionals, researchers and patients gathered in the French city of Strasbourg for the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium. On this occasion, Professor Raphael Mechoulam, responsible for isolating and synthesising the THC molecule back in 1964, was among the guest speakers, and gave a lecture on...

It is over for Mujica. Will it be the same for legalization of cannabis in Uruguay?

Last Sunday, 26th October 2014, Uruguay experienced a polling day tinged with emotion over Mujica’s farewell to the Presidency. The "poorest President in the world", according to the BBC, went to vote in nothing less than his old light blue Beetle. The force of habit of a man who does not give up his principles,...

Cannabis Culture Awards video with Marc and Jodie Emery

As mentioned by Sensi Seeds earlier, the Canadian cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery were nominated for a Cannabis Culture Award during the seventh edition of the Cultiva Hemp Fair in Vienna. Cannabis News Network was there too, for a video report about this very special occasion....

Cannabis in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, the ‘teardrop of India’, is an island nation situated just 30km from the town of Kanyakumari that lies on the south-eastern tip of India. Sri Lanka enjoys a warm tropical climate and a long growing season, with extremes of temperature mediated by ocean winds; potent, long-flowering varieties of cannabis flourish here....

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...