Having its own day is one of the defining components of a culture. The special day of cannabis lovers, April 20th, has evolved rather than being chosen. For many years, the origins of this nebulous festivity were little known and widely guessed at. So what does 420 represent?
After cannabis is harvested, dried and cured it can be processed into all kinds of extractions. Oil, wax, budder or shatter are quite modern forms of extractions used for dabbing. But let us not forget about the ancient way: hashish!
What is the current situation regarding cannabis in the Netherlands? What has happened in the last year, following the departure of Ivo Opstelten? Is the weed pass still relevant and are tourists in Amsterdam still allowed to smoke cannabis? Read an update here.
Fifteen years ago, if you had walked into a coffeeshop in Amsterdam and asked about the CBD and THC content of cannabis, the odds are you would have been greeted with a look of confusion from the person behind the counter.
The Republic of Slovenia has a long history of hemp and cannabis use, and has long been a transit point for cannabis grown in Albania and transported to western Europe. Currently, industrial hemp is widely grown, and consumption of cannabis itself is not criminalized.
The month of March will be all about nutrition this year; at least it will be in the USA and Canada, where they will be celebrating National Nutrition Month.
For decades, Northern Lights® has been considered one of the most important strains in cannabis history. Read more about this unavoidable classic here.
This non-psychoactive cannabinoid is currently overtaking THC as the active principle in cannabis that medical professionals and patients alike are most interested in. So what are CBD e-liquids?
The pineal gland – mythical seat of spirituality and consciousness, the site of the primordial “third eye” – has been of fascination to humanity since its function and importance were discovered. It is well-known that the pineal gland responds to psychoactive drugs, so what happens when we use cannabis?
In 2012, we published an article on the need for a fairer hashish market, as the current system means that producers are paid just €80-€200 per kilogram, while the consumer may pay as much as €16,000. Now, we take an in-depth look at the obstacles preventing a better system, and how we can create one in future!
Evidence for the protective benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive plant cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant, is quickly mounting up. Studies have found that CBD can influence myriad metabolic and immune processes, and that long-term dietary use may bring many important benefits.
There are multiple anecdotal reports online of people that have tried cannabis for the first time, only to get “stuck in a loop” where an altered mind-state persists for days, weeks, or even months, even if they do not continue to use cannabis. What’s happening here, and who does it affect?
Tobacco and cannabis have a strange relationship, one that has lasted for centuries but has been continually turbulent. Why do so many people use the two together? As usual with cannabinoid science, the truth is stranger than anything that could be dreamed up.
Shiva Shanti is one of the two cannabis strains of our selection to be named after the daughters of Sensi Seeds’ founder, Ben Dronkers. Bred from the old school Afghani landrace Garlic Bud, that many are still seeking the taste and effect of to this day, Shiva Shanti is not only a Sensi Seeds legacy, but also a dream for any grower!
Catherine Hiller is the daughter of an activist, a woman, mother, best-selling author and, for 50 years, a cannabis user. With her newest book, this author and New York resident hopes to contribute to the legalisation of cannabis and show the world that you can both be successful and use cannabis every day. Read all about it here.
Every day, there is progress in respect of the legalisation and regulation of cannabis. This applies particularly to the American continent and Europe. However, there is a third continent that is heading in the same direction: Oceania, and in this article, we focus on New Zealand, where medicinal cannabis may become legal as soon as 2016.
In February 2013, we published a report on cannabis allergies that described the basic concept and a little of the scientific theory behind the phenomenon. Since then, it seems that a great deal of research has gone into the issue. Read the update here!
The high affects a whole range of cognitive and physiological functions, from episodic memory, attention, and pattern recognition to the alteration of our sense of time, the perception of our body, imagination, creative thinking, and empathic understanding. Each of these functions can play a crucial role in the enhancement of sexual encounters. Let your libido become cannabis infused.
The endocannabinoid system is fundamentally important to the regulation of digestive processes including appetite, salivation, hunger, and satiety. Cannabinoid receptors are widely distributed throughout the digestive system, as well as in the brain regions considered to be crucial to the gut-brain axis.