Cannabis News

The Cannabis Family Tree – an introduction to phylogenetics

According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), the species Cannabis sativa L. belongs to the genus Cannabis, which belongs to the Cannabaceae family. The Cannabaceae family, along with three other families, make up the (informal) suborder Urticalean rosids, of the order Rosales. Along with the Urticalean rosids, another five families belong to the Rosales...

Cannabis in Switzerland: War on Cannabis Consumers

Since January 2015, Swiss citizens ordering cannabis seeds online have been targeted by Customs, and by their government. Read more here. ...

Sensi Seeds’ pivotal moments: the cannabis strains that made our brand

For 30 years, Sensi Seeds has been involved in numerous projects, most of them dedicated to the democratization of cannabis, and all of them falling within the big picture of activism, medical research, and the industrialization of as many aspects of the cannabis plant as possible. But most people know Sensi Seeds for its core...

Lime-Hemp Groningen promising for earthquake resistant building

EcoBouwSalland, HempFlax and Sanger IBCT are studying how home insulation based on a mixture of hemp and lime hemp behaves during earthquakes. This research is supported by the NAM (Dutch Petroleum Company). Earlier tests had shown that the product has a low modulus of elasticity. This means that it gives way, instead of tearing....

Could cannabis help to treat autism spectrum disorders?

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by difficulty with social interaction, repetitive behaviour and limited empathy with peers. Some forms of autism also lead to cognitive and linguistic impairment, although Asperger’s syndrome is an exception to this. So what role does the endocannabinoid system have to play?...

Russia boycotts Wikipedia over hash

Russia is taking Chinese censure-like measurements. Because of a Wikipedia page about hash, the Russian government ordered internet providers to block all Russian Wikipedia pages....

Cologne judgement on the private cultivation of Cannabis – patients have not yet planted a single plant

July 22nd 2015 marked the anniversary of the great Cologne cannabis judgement, but not a single cannabis plant has yet been grown. That's a reason to look into matters....

Sensi Seeds’ pivotal moments – Spreading our genetics across Europe

In this article, we look at some of the highlights in the company’s history; the result of Ben Dronkers’ aspiration to make Sensi Seeds’ cannabis genetics accessible to the wider public, namely the rest of Europe....

Could cannabis slow the ageing process?

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the endocannaboid system has a fundamental role to play in various aspects of the aging process, both mental and somatic. Furthermore, regular use of cannabis itself may assist in slowing down this process, although the precise mechanism of action has not been ascertained....

Photosynthesis: the dark phase

In the dark phase, the ribulose bisphosphate added to the carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in the air results in the production of organic compounds, principally carbohydrates or sugars, whose molecules contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. This cycle of transformation is called the Calvin Cycle....