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Cannabis and human fertility

Use of cannabis may have various effects on human fertility, depending on gender, general health, socioeconomic status and several other factors. Here, we take a look at existing research on cannabis and human fertility, in order to provide readers with an accurate, up-to-date summary of the current state of scientific knowledge. Various studies into the...

30 years of Sensi Seeds – An interview with Alan Dronkers

To many, he is simply known as Ben Dronkers' eldest son. To others, Alan is the man responsible for Sensi Seeds' incredible cannabis genetics. To the people in the know however, Alan Dronkers is all the above as well as a recognised author, all round cannabis expert, passionate teacher and incredibly avid student of history....

Legal status of cannabis in Belgium – an overview

Belgium has an unusual history in terms of drug policy. For decades after prohibition, all drugs were treated similarly harshly. At the turn of the 21st century, cannabis laws were relaxed and personal quantities tolerated. However, a change of government late last year may spell an abrupt end to this tolerant approach.Belgium has a relatively...

How cannabis went West

Over the last decade or so, the epicentre of the cannabis movement in the developed world has decisively shifted from Northern Europe to the Western USA, particularly the states of California and Colorado. So what are the factors involved in this fundamental shift, and what does the future hold for the cannabis industry in each...

Texas State House approves medicinal cannabis bill

On Monday the 18th of May 2015 the Texas State House approved SB 339, a bill that could lead to the approval of a medicinal cannabis extract in order to treat patients with intractable seizure conditions. Another important step forward in a short period of time for this American state....

New in Amsterdam: Hempstory – hemp products in the purest form

In March 2015, Hempstory opened its doors in the centre of Amsterdam. Hempstory is a welcoming shop that tells, in its own way, the story of a forgotten plant. There is lots to learn, see, and, of course, buy. A must see, when you visit Amsterdam....

Barcelona’s crackdown on cannabis social clubs backfires – Cannabis News Network

On Monday the 11th of May 2015, Medical Green Social Club was raided by the police, but lawyers representing the club were able to have these actions ruled illegal. Cannabis News Network reports on this sudden crackdown on Barcelona Cannabis Social Clubs....

Industrial Hemp: Organic Farming in Spain – Part I

Industrial hemp farming has made a comeback in Spain where there has been a revival in its cultivation. Hemp already grew in the wild and had been farmed in many areas all over the world long before laws were passed to regulate its cultivation. ...

Legal status of cannabis in Switzerland – an overview

Switzerland has long been among the most progressive countries in Europe in terms of drug laws. Over the last decade or so, there have been significant alterations made to the national drug policy; for a time, laws were tightened, but in recent years they have begun to relax once more. The Swiss laws on cannabis...

30 years of Sensi Seeds – An interview with Ben Dronkers

What better way to celebrate our 30th anniversary than to start off by having an in-depth chat with the man who started it all, the Sensi Seeds founder himself: Ben Dronkers. In a conversation with him in his house in Malaysia, we discuss how cannabis has affected his life and led him to create one of...