Dabbing is the use of a cannabis extract in the form of oil, wax (a honey like substance), ‘budder’ (sticky substance) or shatter (hard, glass like substance). These substances are also referred to as Butane Hash Oil (BHO). By using a powerful heat source the BHO is heated and the vapour that is released is inhaled.
On the 19th of June 2014 Bay State Repeal, the campaign committee working on the 2016 Cannabis Repeal Initiative in Massachusetts, announced that Dr. Lester Grinspoon will join their board. Bay State Repeal filed the necessary paperwork with the state in November 2013 to form a ballot question committee seeking repeal of the state’s cannabis prohibition.
Today, Wednesday 18 June 2014, the Council of State of the Netherlands pronounced its decision regarding a rule against which coffeeshops in Tilburg and Maastricht have protested for two years. Specifically, this concerns the 'I-Criterion', which states that Dutch coffeeshops may refuse to serve drugs to tourists, with the intent of preventing trouble and combating organised crime.
The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has put his signature under a medical cannabis bill. With this signature the proposal is finally adopted and has immediately become effective. This proposal aims to legalize cannabis extracts with low levels of THC and high concentrations of cannabidiol CBD for people with cancer, epilepsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Yesterday, on Monday the 16th of June 2014, Sensi Seeds proudly announced that Super Skunk Automatic was awarded first place in the auto-flowering category of the Highlife Cannabis Cup, held on the previous day. Enjoy this video clip for an impression of the Dutch Cannabis Liberation Day, which hosted this Cup.
Sensi Seeds is extremely proud to announce that Super Skunk Automatic has won 1st place in the Highlife Cannabis Cup, during the Dutch Cannabis Liberation Day!
On May 7th, 2014 Sensi Seeds launched a new video series: SensiBilisation. This series gets off to a flying start with a number of episodes featuring Jack Herer, who travelled to the Netherlands in 1990 to visit his good friend Ben Dronkers. One night they spontaneously decided to film their conversation. Enjoy this new episode.
By now it is common knowledge that on the 1st of January this year the state of Colorado legalised the recreational use of cannabis, becoming the first state in America to do so. One of the arguments of the opponents was that crime would increase because of legalisation. However, this seems to have been proved a fallacy, according to statistics released by the Denver authorities.
Sensi Seeds is proud to introduce ‘Cannazapp’, a new web series of video clips. Every Cannazapp episode presents a selection of serious, funny, emotional, hilarious or shocking fragments about cannabis; a broad perspective, taken from interviews, documentaries, TV-shows, movies or from the Sensi Seeds private video collection. Cannazapp is full of diverse opinions, statements and jokes.
On Thursday the 8th of May 2014 Koos Zwart (1947) passed away. Koos Zwart was one of the most famous and significant Dutch cannabis activists, and dedicated his life to the normalisation of cannabis. His contribution to Dutch cannabis policy and culture is invaluable. This International Cannabis News Special pays tribute to this remarkable man.
Although there are a number of medical conditions for which the therapeutic properties of cannabis and its by-products are now unquestionable, there continue to be disorders or pathologies for which its benefits are not quite as clear. Similarly, even though for some psychiatric pathologies the risks associated with the use of cannabis are fairly well defined, for others, the risks are relatively unknown.
A new episode of De Rekenkamer (The auditing room) which calculates the costs of all kinds of things, was broadcast on the Dutch public broadcasting channel on 15 May 2014. This episode examined what the actual cost is of the current cannabis policy in the Netherlands. Key question: What does weed cost society?
On May 7th, 2014 Sensi Seeds launched a new video series: SensiBilisation. This series gets off to a flying start with a number of episodes featuring Jack Herer, who travelled to the Netherlands in 1990 to visit his good friend Ben Dronkers. One night they spontaneously decided to film their conversation.
Once per year Sensi Seeds organizes a photo competition on its forum. Good news: the 2014 round of the famous Sensi Seeds Strain photo competition is now officially open! This contest focuses on Sensi Seeds strains grown indoors in all of their development phases. 1st Prize is EUR 300,- worth of seeds on sensiseeds.com.
Macka B is a British Reggae musician who often uses the cannabis plant as a main topic for his songs. In this song he is picturing a beautiful land in which cannabis and hemp plants are more or less the main ingredients of life, by promoting all the medicinal and industrial possibilities of these plants.
In this ICN episode you will be introduced to patients who benefit from medicinal cannabis oil, the specialists who are making the oil and attempting to supply the patients while taking a huge risk because it is still prohibited, and a professor who is trying to create a pure, consistent medicine.
On Monday 5 May 2014, the DEA adopted a new rule, whereby the annual production quota of the US Federal Government for cultivating cannabis for research purposes rises from 21kg to 650kg, which is 30 times as much. The cannabis will be cultivated by the University of Mississippi and will be used by NIDA.
On Friday 25 April 2014, the verdict was given on the case of organic weed grower Doede de Jong. Although De Jong and his family, his lawyer Tjalling van der Goot and his many sympathisers were fairly confident of a positive outcome, the judge's verdict has hit them like a ton of bricks.
The Senate in Florida adopted Senate Bill 1030 with a 36 to 3 vote. This measure will make it possible for children with epilepsy to legally use medicinal cannabis extracts such as oils and tinctures. Several children who suffer from intractable epilepsy were present during the vote procedure to witness this great outcome.