Welcome to a new series on the Sensi Seeds blog. In ‘Your opinion’ we select a news topic which influences the global cannabis society, and present a selection of public opinions which we came across online. In this first edition we check the opinions on Obama and the new medicinal cannabis law.
On the 22nd of December 2014 Cannabis News Network released a video on the rise of Cannabis Social Clubs. The info graphic in this video has now been extracted into a separate clip, to answer the question: what are Cannabis Social Clubs?
On 11 November 2014, a majority in the Senate of the Dutch Parliament voted for a bill to make punishable the preparation of illegal hemp cultivation (‘Strafbaarstelling voorbereiding illegale hennepteelt’), popularly known as the Growshop Act. The Act comes into force on the 1st of March this year. Read the Act's content and consequences here.
Professor Raphael Mechoulam is featured in the second chapter of SensiBilisation, succeeding Jack Herer who was the star of the first 15 videos. This second episode with the Professor dives deeper into the discovery of the cannabinoid receptors and how important this system is for the body and the brains.
While countries and organisations strive for a different approach towards cannabis, consumers are just going ahead by taking matters in their own hands: they start Cannabis Social Clubs (CSC). But what are social clubs and how do they work? Can they exist in a time when local and national authorities are still not willing to change the ridged drug laws?
In January 2014 Sensi Seeds published a blog post with 10 must-see cannabis documentaries. A great opportunity to share some documentaries which are highly educational, opinion changing and even entertaining as well. Soon Sensi Seeds will release another article with 10 must-see documentaries, because there are many more fantastic video’s out there.
Tommy Chong was in the Netherlands to visit the Cannabis Cup, and to meet up with Futurola for whom he is featuring in a set of commercials. Together with RollingStoned, Futurola organized a ‘weed & greet’, including a couple of interview slots. Sensi Seeds was invited and had a chat with the legend.
On October the 25th 2014 the Dynamo stage in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) was the playground of US rap artists Reverie and Self Provoked. Sensi Seeds was at the scene to make a video report on this exclusive show, and to provide both artists and crowd with goodies.
On Thursday the 27th of November the 2014 edition of the Cannabis Culture Awards took place. During this event both Marc and Jodie Emery and Howard Marks received awards for their remarkable contribution in the fight against cannabis prohibition. Check out this official Cannabis Culture Awards video report.
Fortunately, there have always been individuals and groups fighting hard for cannabis legalisation since the cannabis ban. Partly due to their work, the dominoes have started to fall and the ban is now slowly crumbling. Below are 10 memorable and purely positive moments in the fight against cannabis prohibition. What is your favourite moment?
Professor Mechoulam is featured in the second chapter of SensiBilisation, succeeding Jack Herer who was the star of the first 15 episodes. Following the teaser, this is the first video with the Professor, in which he shares the moment when he and his team were identifying compounds in some illegally obtained hashish.
On Sunday 23rd November 2014 it was announced that the High Times Cannabis Cup exhibition would definitely not take place, whereby the Amsterdam City Council has shown its most uncompromising side. The Amsterdam cannabis lawyer Maurice Veldman had a front row seat, and reports on these events in his column.
The real victims of the cancellation of the 2014 High Times Cup expo are the visitors who traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles to be in Amsterdam. Smokers Guide was at the Melkweg when Dan Skye updated the crowds on the situation, and caught the consternation of the visitors on camera.
If the cannabis plant were a person and Hollywood were to make a film about "her life," which milestones should it feature? We believe, in any case, that it should include the following 10 milestones in cannabis history; a history marked with peaks and valleys. We'd love to hear what moments you’d like to see.
After years of speculation on the use of the name 'Marley' for cannabis-related products, a conclusion has finally been reached. The heirs of Bob Marley took the initiative, co-operating with a company to launch the brand 'Marley Natural'; a brand for cannabis and related items such as vaporizers and cannabis cosmetics.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being isolated for the very first time. Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his team of researchers were responsible for this historic moment in cannabis history, which was celebrated during the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg, on October 22nd 2014.
The third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium on the use of cannabinoids in medicine was held in the French city of Strasbourg. This symposium was opened by a representative of the Mayor of the city, Doctor Alexandre Feltz. A special occasion in a county known for its harsh cannabis laws.
Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis, which belong to the same genus as the tuberculosis bacterium, M. tuberculosis. Cannabis is a historic treatment for leprosy, which has affected humanity for millennia, and continues to infect hundreds of thousands per year.
On Tuesday the 4th of November 2014 citizens of the state of Oregon voted ‘yes’ on legalizing the possession, use and sale of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and over. Also the nation’s capital legalized recreational cannabis, but to a lesser extent. Alaska is still counting the votes on a ballot proposing legal cannabis.