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What hashish did to Walter Benjamin, Part I

It's the year 1927 in Berlin. While some national socialist groups and marxists already got into violent street fights with marxists, the now legendary German-Jewish philosopher and essayist Walter Benjamin sat down and experimented taking hashish with his friends Ernst Joël and Fritz Fränkel. During one of his first experiments with hashish he noted as...

Cinemas needed for launch of ‘The Culture High’ documentary

Highly- anticipated documentary ‘The Culture High’ is released in the U.S. in October 2014, and the team behind it – who also made ‘The Union: The Business Behind Getting High’ – are looking for as many venues as possible to host screenings in the coming months. ...

The long wait for the first cannabis plants

In Germany, the birthplace of the DIN standard and the German Technical Supervisory Association (TÜV), everything must be precisely regulated. Even when growing a few cannabis plants for patients, legislators and courts are crying out for a comprehensive body of legislation that dictates every little detail in relation to handling patients' own medication. Given that...

Cannabis in Kazakhstan

The putative birthplace of cannabis, Kazakhstan enjoys a vibrant culture of cultivation and use, as well as abundant wild growth of cannabis. The heartland of cannabis in Kazakhstan is the Chuy Valley; in season, locals descend on the plants at night to conduct clandestine harvests, as restrictive laws now prohibit its use. Kazakhstan has retained...

21st CENTURY HASH

Cannabis has been safely used for centuries by countless cultures all over the world. Cannabis extracts, which are mainly concentrations of the resin glands from its flowering tops, are often referred to as Hashish....

Cannabis in Malaysia

Malaysia has some of the most draconian drug laws on the planet, and drug offenders are routinely sentenced to death, even when their crimes involve cannabis alone. Despite this, and due to its proximity to the Golden Triangle of heroin production in South-East Asia, Malaysia experiences significant illicit trafficking....

Dear Mrs Marine Le Pen, anything but war on cannabis

Following the results of the European elections of 2014, during which it won 24 seats in the European Parliament, the French nationalist party Front National (FN) has been the object of revived interest from the French population as well as from other European countries. On this occasion, a video from 2011 seems to have resurfaced from...

How do I tell my child?

When the hemp plant, in spite of a ban, celebrated its renaissance at the end of the 1960s and in the 1970s with the emergence of the hippie culture, there were very few parents – let alone grandparents – who were aware of cannabis or who had state-manipulated information in their possession. Because consumption was...

Sensi Seeds interviews Henk Poncin (1/2) – Sensi Seeds

Henk Poncin (76) is one of the founding fathers of Green Prisoners Release Amsterdam (GPRA). Thanks to this initiative, an American couple that fled to the Netherlands in 1994 to escape disproportional jail time for growing medicinal cannabis, received a much lower sentence. The GPRA later became the Cannabis College....

CannaZapp episode 4

This fourth episode is focused on the effects of cannabis, and the question of its levels of addiction compared to other substances or even activities. This is again presented to you in a great variety of rather serious fragments, combined with a lot of entertaining ones which all together tell a great and recognizable story....