In 2014 Sensi Seeds launched a new video series called SensiBilisation. This series had a flying start with a number of episodes featuring Jack Herer. This episode holds Jack’s conclusion. We hope you will enjoy this final blast from the past. Soon SensiBilisation will continue with a new main character, Professor Raphael Mechoulam.
In 1964 the Israeli Professor Raphael Mechoulam and his research group succeeded in isolating tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, for the very first time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this extremely special moment in the history of cannabis. The celebration took place during the third edition of the UFCM iCare symposium in Strasbourg.
As mentioned by Sensi Seeds earlier, the Canadian cannabis activists Marc and Jodie Emery were nominated for a Cannabis Culture Award during the seventh edition of the Cultiva Hemp Fair in Vienna. Cannabis News Network was there too, for a video report about this very special occasion.
In episode 6 CannaZapp takes a closer look on the history of cannabis prohibition. The coverage starts in 2727 B.C. when China began using cannabis as a medicine. From this moment on CannaZapp guides us through a number of historical moments. The vast majority of those moments are in favour of cannabis.
On Thursday, October 16th 2014, a Dutch couple from Bierum, a village in the north of the Netherlands, was found guilty of growing cannabis, but did not receive any punishment for it. A court settlement that puts the Dutch tolerance policy on cannabis into question.
In Uruguay, the only country where cannabis is legal, the maximum level is set on 15% THC. Also, in the Netherlands the government is planning to implement this level for so called health reasons. All cannabis with a higher level of THC will be labelled as a hard drug.
Hemp could save the environment and the use of bio-based materials is one possible solution. Part 2 of ‘Hemp in construction’ dives deeper into this matter. The use of bio-based materials is still minor in comparison to fibreglass used in building construction. In this episode Cannabis News Network shows examples of how it can be done.
The new government of Belgium, under Prime Minister Michel, has made an end to the tolerance policy for soft drugs. From now on the possession and use of all drugs is forbidden, and punishable, for both under-age and adult people – including cannabis. Since 2003 Belgium, just as the Netherlands, has had a tolerance policy for soft drugs.
This video contains a short but very powerful message from Jack, directly into the camera, directly addressed to anyone who needs inspiration: “it is time to cut the crap!” This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the most award-winning strain ever: Jack Herer from Sensi Seeds.
The United Nations recently discussed the environmental and climate change issues our world is dealing with today. There are a lot of possibilities to save the environment, including using hemp. Many people even say that hemp can save the world. Cannabis News Network gives you the answers in this new episode.
As of Thursday the 2nd of October the trailer of the upcoming cannabis documentary ‘The Culture High’ has been released. The trailer gives an extensive view on what people can expect from this highly anticipated documentary, which will be released worldwide on the 17th of October 2014.
In this episode Jack Herer explains the extent to which commercialism and propaganda started to go hand in hand in the United States of America, by using a particular - non-cannabis related - example that makes the subject crystal clear. We hope you will enjoy this blast from the past.
During the first part of his life, Jack Herer was a conservative American who did not want to have anything to do with cannabis. In episode 12 Jack is sharing his story on how he was introduced to pot. A moment that changed his life for good. We hope you will enjoy this blast from the past.
The local councils of the Australian states New South Wales and Victoria appear to have reached a swift agreement over the further decriminalization and even legalization of medicinal cannabis for terminally ill patients. Namely, recent conversations between local politicians and terminally ill people have brought the topic into the fast lane.
In episode 11 Jack talks about a subject mentioned in several past episodes of SensiBilisation: fear. A lot of prominent people know that cannabis and hemp plants have a lot to offer the world, but fear the effects that a dissenting opinion could have for them.
The use of cannabis extracts, such as 'wax', which are consumed using the so-called dabbing technique is on the increase worldwide. In the Netherlands, this issue is presently the subject of discussion. The Dutch association of cannabis retailers, BCD, for instance, urges all coffeeshop owners to stop selling wax concentrates.
The fifth episode of this series is focused on the effects of cannabis on creativity; how the feeling of being high or stoned affect the creative mind. Again this is presented to you in a variety of educational film fragments, combined with a lot of entertaining ones. Clip suggestion can be send to email@example.com.
Besides his wonderful story about the Green Prisoners Release Amsterdam and the Cannabis College (see part 1), Henk Poncin recently had his first personal experience with the medicinal benefits of cannabis. He is now using cannabis tea as a successful painkiller after undergoing major surgery, instead of a bag full of pharmaceutical pain killers.
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.