Cannabis News

Tutorial: What’s wrong with my cannabis plant?

Deficiencies in cannabis can be hard to identify, so we have compiled a basic list of what to look out for. Cannabis is a hardy plant, but like any other species, its health and vigour will be negatively impacted if it is deprived of essential nutrients. If this is not corrected, it can cause plants...

HempFlax: Adventure in Romania

For all these reasons, HempFlax has decided to go further and is currently cultivating over 700 hectares of hemp on their own land in Romania. To perform such an important process, the company has built a new factory. Also, as an added bonus, they not only produce fibre, but also hemp seeds for human...

Legal status of cannabis in France – an overview

Is an individual allowed to possess and consume cannabis in France? And how about the situation concerning the cultivation of cannabis? What constitutes a small quantity? What does French law stipulate about cannabis? In this article we focus attention on the legal status of cannabis in France....

SensiBilisation #19: Prof. Mechoulam – Quantifying crucial for medicine

Raphael Mechoulam is making a clear statement in this fourth SensiBilisation episode with the THC-Professor. Mechoulam states that if cannabis treatments are not quantitative, then physicians will not accept them. The Professor is using some very strong examples to underline this statement. Do you agree or disagree with Raphael Mechoulam? Share your thoughts in the...

Vipers, Muggles, and The Evolution of Jazz, Part I

Without doubt the history of early jazz and the use of marijuana are intimately intertwined. At the beginning of the 20th century, black jazz musicians perform in the bordellos of Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans. They smoke 'gage', 'tea', 'muggles', 'muta', 'Mary Jane' and will soon call themselves 'vipers'....

German politician Cem Özdemir faces preliminary investigation because of cannabis plant

In August 2014, the German opposition party leader Cem Özdemir participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Only 5 months later, the politician faces investigations, not because of the challenge, but for the cannabis plant that ‘decorated’ the balcony where Özdemir took a bath with ice cold water....

Why does cannabis give you the munchies?

Cannabis is infamous for causing ravenous hunger. This is so well-known that it is an integral aspect of the mainstream media’s “stoner stereotype”—the red-eyed, indolent (and usually male) twenty-something who plays video games all day and is never without a bag of Cheetos. Here, we attempt to explain this complex phenomenon....

Cannabis strain focus : Shiva Skunk from Sensi Seeds

Sensi Seeds’ Shiva Skunk is considered one of the strongest skunks. This strain is the result of the encounter of the famous Skunk #1 with Northern Lights #5. This mix between two of the most prominent cannabis strains has won several Cannabis Cups as a result, making it not only a pillar of cannabis genetics,...

Medicinal cannabis in Brazil: Cannabidiol now approved as a treatment

The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency has authorized the use of cannabidiol to treat severe seizures. South America has taken another step forward on the path to legal cannabis as Brazil reclassified cannabidiol (CBD) as “controlled” rather than illegal....

Canada: Despite new rules, cannabis patients can still grow at home

As it was reported, the Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent cannabis patients from growing the plant at home. After a unanimous decision the Federal Court of Appeal is still upholding an injunction that exempts patients from an overhaul of the Canadian medicinal cannabis system....