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The “mainstreamization” of cannabis marketing

Increasingly large swathes of the public now view cannabis in a favourable light. Cannabis-focused businesses are developing strategies to further strengthen its positive image, potentially bringing total acceptance ever closer. Mainstream companies too are realizing its value and are seeking ways to capitalize on it. Cannabis marketing appears to be becoming “mainstreamized” in two primary...

Top 5 benefits of cannabis for diabetes

Diabetes is the term for a group of related metabolic disorders characterized by prolonged high blood glucose levels. Diabetes affects almost 400 million people worldwide, resulting in up to five million deaths per year--and its prevalence is rising. Substantial evidence indicates that cannabis may prevent and treat the disease....

Recipe: Sensi Shake

For many years the Sensi Seeds café in Amsterdam (just over the bridge from the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum) served the Sensi Shake, a delicious and nutritious concoction of fresh fruit and hempseed whose recipe was kept secret. The café became a Sensi Seed shop and, as drinks are no longer served, the recipe...

An end to the UN as we know it? – Cannabis News Network

The results of the UN convention make it clear that, with regards to international laws regarding cannabis, the United Nations commission on Drugs and Crime is way behind despite a world-wide shift forwards....

Top tips for preventing pests outdoors

The outdoor gardener is at the mercy of the elements and whatever nasty surprises Mother Nature may like to throw at us, such as moulds, diseases, and of course, insect and animal pests. Here, we focu8s on some minimal-impact, environmentally-friendly ways to control pests outdoors, so you can avoid use of heavy chemicals. A huge...

Dutch minister most opposed to cannabis steps down

On Monday 9 March 2015, the Dutch Minister of Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten, resigned. His Secretary of State, Fred Teeven, followed suit, bringing an end to the rule of the minister most opposed to cannabis in the history of the Netherlands. Read more......

Top 6 benefits of cannabis for Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette's syndrome is a hereditary neuropsychiatric disorder that manifests in childhood and is typified by physical and vocal tics, such as repetitive jerking movements or (often socially-unacceptable) speech. Cannabis may help with various symptoms of Tourette's, including reducing anxiety and frequency of tics. ...

Why does cannabis sometimes make you feel sleepy?

Many regular users will at some point have experienced feelings of sleepiness and lethargy after using cannabis. This effect varies between individuals, and an individual may find themselves differently affected according to mood, existing tiredness, or even time of day. The variety of cannabis also has a major part to play. The mechanism via which...

Top 5 tips for growing cannabis outdoors

Growing cannabis outdoors is not as simple as just chucking some seeds in the ground and hoping they grow. To ensure a good harvest, outdoor growers must do a huge amount of research—analyzing the local soil, preparing the site, and thinking about appropriate pest-control methods—and a great deal of maintenance....

Cannabis Strain Focus: Ruderalis Indica from Sensi Seeds

The 90% Indica suits cool/cold climates. Its compact plants flower in 40-50 days and produce a medium yield. Detailed information about standard Ruderalis Indica hemp seeds can be found here....