Authorities have begun to take steps to combat the blossoming cannabis trade in Angola: in 2001, 300 kg of herbal cannabis was publicly burnt as part of the International Day to Combat Drugs. Domestically, police are intensifying detection efforts at Luanda International Airport, one of the main entry points into the country.
Luckily, the days of ‘grit weed’ and other forms of contaminated cannabis being everywhere you look are gone, as domestic markets have improved and reliance on imports has lessened. However, occasional batches may still crop up, so it is best to be aware of what’s in your bud, and how to be sure.
The state of Eritrea is a small country on the coast of the Horn of Africa, bordering on Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The population of Eritrea is only six million, and highly dependent on agriculture, with cannabis becoming an increasingly important crop.
Cannabis has been used in Israel, the Middle East and Mediterranean countries for over 1,000 years, as revealed by ancient literature and archaeological remains found at several sites. In historical terms, before the arrival of nationalism and modern borders, Israel was at the crossroads of ancient trade routes between Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The products that were transported along these routes included spices, perfumes and hashish.
Berlin is filled with zeitgeist. Germany’s capital is the symbol for the Fall of the Wall, for liberal politics and free thinking. Berlin is a cultural centre, shopping metropolis and popular tourist destination. But the city has more to offer: Hemp!
Since the 1970s, the Pyrenees have served as a refuge for marijuana growers. The arrival of the hippies – back-to-the-land people who rejected the Capitalist system – and their marijuana seeds, obtained on trips to Kathmandu and Morocco, totally changed the Pyrenees, to the point where these mountains were nicknamed 'the Pyrenees Rif Mountains'.
Summer time is almost over, which means it is time to roll out the red carpet for the three winners of the Sensi Seeds Strains Photo Competition! There were a lot of discussions and debates within Sensi Seeds to reach agreement on the “Top 3”, but after many meetings and deliberations, the three winners have finally been chosen.
Hemp has always been known as a plant that has been used since ancient times, and for all cultures it has served as an essential tool in social and individual development. However, Japanese culture not only stands out from the all the others for having placed cannabis in the irreplaceable, vital, sacred and ritualistic category, but rather since the very origins of Japanese civilization, cannabis has been associated with the incarnation of the divinity itself, being a symbol of purity.
The Harvard psychologist Charles Tart mentions in his study “On being Stoned” that marijuana users feel that a high can help them to better introspectively access their current bodily sensations and feelings. Many of the users surveilled confirmed the following effects as a „common“ effect of a marijuana high:
There are four effects of marijuana well known under its users which I want to highlight and explain here to come to a better understanding of how a high might positively influence the process of reflective contemplation: a hyperfocus of attention, an enhanced episodic memory, an enhanced imagination, and, last but not least, an enhanced pattern recognition.
Cannabis sativa L. is a dioecious plant – in other words it has separate male and female genders, although some cases of hermaphroditism are known to occur and as we all know, the psychoactive component of the plant is formed in the female inflorescences, or, in other words, the buds. Knowing the sex of the plant as early as possible and making sure one has plenty of female plants to cover the annual cannabis supply requirements can cause a real headache for (all) cannabis growers.
Ethiopia is a large, landlocked country in East Africa—in the area known as the Horn of Africa—and is home to almost 92 million inhabitants, making it the world’s fourteenth most populous country. Ethiopia is the site of one of humanity’s earliest civilizations, and has been an important centre of culture throughout history.
Mexico DF has decided to move forward on the road towards decriminalization of cannabis. What some describe as irrational is, for others, a necessary step.
On June 20th 2013, 150 supporters among the Joint Venture Cannabis as Medicine (ACM = Arbeitsgemeinschaft Cannabis als Medizin), Self-Support Network Cannabis Medicine ( SCM = Selbsthilfenetzwerk Cannabis Medizin), German Hemp Alliance (DHV = Deutscher Hanf Verband), Cannabis Colonia have protested for the improvement of medicinal cannabis and cannabinoid use in Germany together with patients. Their motto: „Respecting Human Rights of Cannabis Patients“.
It’s summer in Europe! This is the time of the year that most people are spending outside, catching shafts of sunlight, soaking up vitamin D and filling their bodies with warmth. While doing so it is important to stay protected from dehydration and UV rays.
As restrictions on medical cannabis have eased in many countries, thousands of legitimate—and not so legitimate—companies have appeared on the scene.