“Can Ireland afford to miss out on The Green Rush?” asks Niall Neligan, lawyer, academic, and founder of drug policy law reform group, Fweed, in a recently published booklet entitled A 21st Century Approach to Regulating Cannabis, an ambitious legal framework, which could inject €300 million into the Irish economy by 2025.
The Cannabis Liberation Day is now history. In June, cannabis lovers from all around the world met for the last time in the Flevopark. There was dancing, laughter and fun. Plenty of passionate discussion too. We would like to take a few moments to recall once more the many discussions held on the stage.
The Parliament of Luxembourg has adopted a law on the use of medicinal cannabis. After the international trade in cannabis shares threatened to be compromised as a result of the - until July - illegal status of medicinal cannabis in Luxembourg, everything went very fast.
Pedro Sanchez is the new and unexpected president of Spain. Among his supporters, some openly call for the legalization of cannabis. Is this really an opportunity for things to change?
The global cannabis export market is dominated by a handful of Canadian, Dutch and British companies. Over 90% of all legal cannabis sales today take place in the USA. Will the world’s traditional cannabis-producing countries get an opportunity to compete in this arena?
In California, cannabis grown outdoors was for the first time identified as the trigger for a dangerous illness. A study that has attracted little attention so far shows that a woman became seriously ill from smoking contaminated cannabis. What really happened and how can consumers protect themselves?
Northern Lights #5 x Skunk #1 was the first High Times Cup winner ever in the mostly indica category. Later on, Sensi Seeds renamed this strain as Shiva Skunk. For me it went along with an almost holy feeling to put this legend steeped in history to a cultivation test, on the occasion of its 30 years Cup victory jubilee.
Cannabis seeds and non-flowering cannabis plants are legal in Austria, but this is about to change. Austria’s right-wing coalition government is planning a nationwide ban. So far, nothing has been decided about when and how this is supposed to happen, but the government appears determined to go ahead.
You may have noticed – in fact we know some of you have noticed, because you’ve been in touch with us about it – that Friday 12th of January 2018, our Instagram account was disabled. There was no warning whatsoever. Not a hint nor a suspicion that we, and you, were about to lose access to all of our carefully curated Instagram photos.
Blockchain will be the Next Big Thing. The technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is still in its infancy, like the start of the Internet in the early 1990s, but it has huge potential. Blockchain is also opening up new horizons for the Dutch cannabis industry.
For so many growers, the highest yielding strains are the holy grail of cannabis cultivation. The question “what are your biggest yielding varieties?” is such a perennial one that we’re devoting an entire article to answering it, rather than just an FAQ – and because this is Sensi Seeds, there’s more than one answer!
June 12, 2018 was not exactly a typical day for Frisian couple Tabe Koopmans and Brigitte Boomsma. That day, they and their home became the subject of quite the police raid, during which their cannabis plants and cuttings were uncovered and confiscated. But the story doesn’t stop here: they now live in their cowshed, because their home has been foreclosed by their town’s municipality.
In the final part of our feature on the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum exhibition We Are Mary Jane: Women of Cannabis, enjoy these short interviews with four women who attended the opening, three of whom are featured in the exhibition.
Rare, exclusive and expensive, kief is the caviar of the cannabis world. It is not simply Moroccan hashish, as many people think, but rather it is the name for the resinous crystals that protect the cannabis plant against pests. Insects do not like aromatic terpenes and cannabinoids. But we humans do!
The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is proudly hosting the exhibition We Are Mary Jane: Women of Cannabis until September 23rd 2018. In these video interviews, Sensi Seeds spoke with the exhibition curator Simone Badoux and photographer Maria Cavali about their influences, experiences, and explorations as women in the world of cannabis.
One recurring issue that has appeared on social media, on various blogs, and even in newspapers, is the misconception that cannabidiol, or CBD, oil is the same thing as what has become known as full spectrum cannabis oil, or FSO. One is neither a substitute for, nor interchangeable with, the other. Understanding these differences is vital.
When Wally Johnson set out to make a film about cannabis prohibition in Sweden, he didn’t expect to be embarking on a journey of self-discovery that would take him to the other side of the world. Sensi Seeds is proud to be associated with Wally and the team from Guerrilla Tactics who are behind the forthcoming documentary ‘Mary & I’.
On the 25th of May 2018, when 66.4 per cent of the Irish people voted to repeal the 8th Amendment, the constitutional clause that banned abortion, it was clear that Ireland, a country previously known for its repressive social policies, had entered a new era of openness and compassion. The question now is, will this new era pave the way for the regulation and decriminalization of medical cannabis?
Dutch law is merciless where anything related to driving is concerned. It punishes cannabis users and in the rest of Europe, the laws are even stricter. But what can you do to avoid being caught with cannabis when driving? This last part of an exclusive series from the Cannabis News Network offers some answers.