During a ‘Weed & Greet’ in the Netherlands organized by Futurola and RollingStoned, Sensi Seeds interviewed world-famous comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson Tommy Chong!
In the context of our 30th anniversary, over the next few weeks we will be publishing a series of articles about the pivotal moments in Sensi Seeds' history. They represent the building blocks of our core values and what we stand for today. This article examines two such pivotal moments.
This article reflects on the path Sensi Seeds followed and considers the most important steps taken in becoming a respectable cannabis seed company. The story begins in the previous century, in the mid sixties, with one person: the founder of Sensi Seeds, Ben Dronkers.
In the previous episode of SensiBilisation Tommy Chong discussed his friend Marc Emery, who like him, originates from Canada, and like him, fights for cannabis normalization. Both also went to jail as a result of their activism. In this new episode however, the world-famous comedian, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson questions whether or not it is wise to fight the system.
Many countries consider the Netherlands as a model in terms of lenient cannabis policies. One of these models is the medicinal cannabis program currently in place. But should the Netherlands be seen as the textbook example for such a program?
The past 30 years have been extremely valuable for Sensi Seeds, but we realize that this period is only one grain of sand on the beach of the history of cannabis.
In this new episode of SensiBilisation, Tommy Chong, the world-famous comedian, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson discusses Marc Emery. Both are from Canada, both battle for cannabis normalization, both went to jail as a result of their activism and last but not least, both have great respect for each other, thus they have fast become friends.
In June 2015 Cannabis News Network is celebrating one year of news videos! A great moment to look back at the stories they covered, the progress that has been made, the policy makers who did or absolutely did not contribute to that progress, and a great moment to shine a light on everybody who supports the normalization of the cannabis plant.
On Sunday the 14th of June 2015 the 7th Cannabis Liberation Day took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During this festival the founder of Sensi Seeds, Ben Dronkers, was honoured with the Koos Zwart Award; an annual recognition for activists who have made an outstanding contribution to the normalization and legalization of cannabis.
On Sunday 14 June 2015, the 7th edition of Cannabis Liberation Day was held in Flevopark in Amsterdam. During this festival, the Highlife Cups are awarded, and Super Skunk by Sensi Seeds was awarded second place in the organically grown category.
Spain is one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of cannabis decriminalization. The country is also the inventor of and leader of the Cannabis Social Clubs model. But lately, the Spanish government has seemed determined to bring an end to this revolutionary process.
In the first episode of SensiBilisation featuring Tommy Chong, Tommy compared the world-famous tolerant stance of the Netherlands with the current developments taking place in the United States. In this second part, he delves deeper into the Dutch cannabis policy, of which he has quite a clear picture.
In their latest episode, Cannabis News Network reports on the double standards of the Dutch government in regards to their drug policy. The so-called ‘back door problem’ is the biggest paradox of the cannabis policy in the Netherlands.
On Thursday May 28th 2015, the appeal in the case against Belgium Mambo Social Club will be held in the court of Antwerp. Mambo is the second Cannabis Social Club in Belgium and was sentenced by the Court of First Instance last year, for cultivation and possession of cannabis. President and founder of Mambo Social Club, Michel Degens, expects a positive outcome.
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.
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.
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.
In Poland cannabis is illegal, with no medicinal cannabis program available for patients who could potentially benefit from this multi-purpose plant. And despite the Constitutional Court having ordered the government to deal with the legalization of medicinal cannabis in November 2014, no changes have been made so far.
On Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th of May 2015, the House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in Texas approved bills that could lead to the decriminalization or even legalization of cannabis in the state. A huge step forward in Texas, a state that is well-known for its very conservative stance towards cannabis.