Cannabis News

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....

SensiBilisation – Jack Herer: Plant the Seeds of Hemp Everywhere!

In this clip, Jack Herer emphasises the necessity of spreading the word about hemp, and planting its seeds everywhere. Rather than appealing for donations to his campaign group HEMP, Jack Herer would rather that people use the group’s publicity items, such as T-shirts and bumper stickers that promote the message of legal hemp and cannabis....

The Barcelona City Council has ordered closure of 49 cannabis clubs

The Barcelona City Council has ordered the closure of no less than 49 cannabis clubs in the city. The reasons stated in the ordinance are that these clubs were encountering “coexistence issues with other businesses”, and “deficiencies in their way of functioning”....

Imprisoned for cannabis part 3: famous cannabis activists

This section introduces some famous cannabis activists who have been detained for cannabis, yet used their sentence to create an even bigger stage on which to highlight the insanity of the war on drugs. A tribute to those who have sacrificed a portion of their lives in the interests of the entire cannabis community....

Scientists present hemp battery

On Thursday, August 14, 2014 a group of scientists from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada) presented their research regarding a super-capacitor fabricated with hemp: the hemp battery. The scientists present their results at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest society of scientists....

Cannabis and the evolution of human consciousness

Similarly to mushrooms, cannabis had several benefits to offer the early communities that first encountered it, which may even have been as early as 27,000 BP. Not only did it provide fibre and seed, it also quickly demonstrated its usefulness in the early pharmacopoeia, and it is very likely that its psychoactive effects were utilised...

Imprisoned for cannabis part 2: the Green Prisoners Release Amsterdam

The extent to which the U.S. disproportionately condemns cannabis is made clear in this story, which begins in the state of Arkansas. One day in February 1994, Les Mooring phoned his wife at work. "Can you come home immediately?" was his panicky request. Upon returning home, the garden was full of police....