The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition – new report calls for total overhaul of Single Convention
Astonishingly, cannabis has never been subjected to a scientific review by the World Health Organization using the criteria required for any psychoactive substance to be included in the United Nations schedules of controlled drugs.
Back in 2009, neurosurgeon and chief medical reporter for CNN Dr Sanjay Gupta wrote an article for Time magazine entitled 'Health: Why I Would Vote No On Pot'. He is to be lauded for the fact that he has since done considerably more research (admittedly it would have been better to do this before the world's highest circulating weekly magazine printed his opinion), and in August 2013 he issued a full apology for his contribution to the misinformation that plagues the cause of medicinal cannabis.
It’s my favourite altered state. I like to be high a lot. I also like to have an active social life, a fulfilling amount of creative activities, a job that throws me challenges I enjoy rising to, and a nice house filled with good food and clean laundry. These things that I like are not mutually incompatible, and I am not the only person to succeed in achieving all of the above, and more, whilst high.
Sensi Seeds had the honour of holding an interview with Robert Connell Clarke - one of the world’s leading experts on the cannabis plant, and author of several highly respected books on the subject. His most recent, co-authored with Mike D. Merlin, is ‘Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany’. This book is the result of over 17 years of research.
A comparison of the 2003 and 2013 Cannabis Cups in Amsterdam reveals the changing nature of arguably the world’s most famous cannabis festival. This echoes the radical changes that have also occurred in the acceptance of the use of arguably the world’s favourite plant, on both sides of the Atlantic. Whereas the U.S. appears to be moving forward at an unprecedented rate, the Netherlands is seeing increasingly restrictive measures imposed upon a tolerance policy that Frits Bolkestein, a former Minister who is in favour of a regulated coffeeshop model, described in 2013 as “straining at the seams”.
In addition to the joy of cannabis, the High Times Cannabis Cup has also traditionally brought the joy of diverse music to the judges, entrants and locals who fill the Melkweg for the evening entertainments during the event.
So, my first editorial column. After years of writing about the wonderful world of cannabis in the passive voice I will now share my own personal experiences on the Sensi Seeds blogs! And, oh gentle reader, I have had many cannabis experiences over the years – the good, the bad, and the verging on ridiculous.
Sensi Seeds interviews a true entrepreneur. The legendary cannabis activist, jazz poet, counter-culture giant and good friend of the Sensi Seeds family John Sinclair has been the first to submit himself to the Sensi Seeds interview team.
Soft Secrets, the largest circulating free newspaper for growers and smokers, has awarded its prestigious Strain of the Year ( “Chica del Año”) award for 2013 to the original Skunk #1 from Sensi Seeds!
In a shocking turn of events at the 24th annual Cannabis Cup festivities, around 150 uniformed police raided the venue in the south of Amsterdam this afternoon. Both visitors and vendors were searched as they were forced to leave. Anyone found with over 5 grams of cannabis is being arrested, according to reports from inside the venue at around 5 pm, and search procedures were taking ‘a very long time’.
Incredible 50% discount on Jack Herer and Ed Rosenthal Super Bud seeds in the Sensi Seeds Shops, Amsterdam!
For those who cannot make it to Amsterdam to take advantage of this special offer, the 20% discount code on Jack Herer cannabis seeds has been extended for another month, and a 20% discount code has also been created for seeds of Ed Rosenthal Super Bud. These codes are valid for online orders made before December 1st.
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