It can be very difficult to assess hashish for quality and effect. Cannabis flowers possess obvious characteristics such as aroma and crystal coverage to indicate their quality and potency. Hashish does not provide such obvious clues, and may also contain contaminants if produced in poor conditions.
Cannabis News Network presents The CannaTest. On the 9th of March 2015, Cannabis News Network published the video ‘Street dealers show failure of Dutch drugs policy’. Today they released the first test results of the cannabis purchased on the streets in order to get a better idea of its quality, and potency.
If you’re new to the world of cannabis, it can be difficult to understand the jargon used by people who have been on the scene for longer. Even seemingly-simple concepts like the difference between weed and hashish or concentrates, or how to establish the quality of your hashish, can be baffling to the uninitiated.
You probably know a lot about cannabis. In fact, these days if you don't have a basic knowledge of cannabis you probably don't pay much attention to current affairs, given how much focus the media has paid to it in recent years. Still, there's always more to know, so we've compiled a list of our favourite little-known facts!
For many years the Sensi Seeds café in Amsterdam (just over the bridge from the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum) served the Sensi Shake, a delicious and nutritious concoction of fresh fruit and hempseed whose recipe was kept secret. The café became a Sensi Seed shop and, as drinks are no longer served, the recipe can now be shared! (serves two)
Many regular users will at some point have experienced feelings of sleepiness and lethargy after using cannabis. This effect varies between individuals, and an individual may find themselves differently affected according to mood, existing tiredness, or even time of day. The variety of cannabis also has a major part to play.
The 90% Indica suits cool/cold climates. Its compact plants flower in 40-50 days and produce a medium yield. Detailed information about standard Ruderalis Indica hemp seeds can be found here.
Cannabis is a remarkably non-toxic substance, but it is very easy to take too much cannabis. The after-effects of doing so can be unpleasant and worrying, particularly for inexperienced users. Here, we describe the warning signs of overconsumption of cannabis.
Sensi Seeds’ Early Skunk is an outdoor queen. Not only is it robust and reasonably fast to flower for a Skunk, it is also a very generous producer of luxuriant buds more than generously covered with silver frosting. To make things even more interesting, this strain can thrive in virtually any climate, making it an impressive all-rounder.
Spain is a decentralized country. The advantage (or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it) is that within certain limits, each autonomous region can set down its own cannabis legislation. It is true that the process for the legalisation of cannabis is generally known to be slow – things seem to move in slow motion.
Every dedicated cannabis user ought to be carrying around a kit of essential items at all times. Omitting this crucial aspect of the stoner routine is just unprofessional. But even the best of us get caught out at times, and go to roll a joint only to discover there are no smoking papers to be found. You may find yourself asking: what can I use as rolling paper?
A list of my five favourite books to look at while I’m high, and suggestions of which cannabis seed strain might go best with each book!
Cannabis is famed for causing uncontrollable laughter or “fits of the giggles” in users. Many intoxicating substances can elicit mood changes in users, such as alcohol and various hallucinogens and opiates. The “positive” changes in mood often include feelings of profound joy, pleasure and exhilaration—and an increased propensity for laughter. Historically, many of the dozens of papers that note the phenomenon have simply mentioned its existence without exploring the mechanisms at work too closely. However, now that our approach to understanding psychological processes has matured somewhat, researchers are beginning to pay closer attention to the processes at work when humans use psychoactive drugs, and assessing their potential to improve mood—particularly in depressed or otherwise psychologically-unbalanced individuals.
Two important arguments in the dispute around cannabis legalisation are Consumer Protection and Quality Control. With illicit drugs, consumers are at the mercy of the black market. The quality and purity of illicit drugs is not assessable and is mere speculation. This is where drug checking comes into the picture. Read on ...
"Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.
Every cannabis user throughout the world is sure to be familiar with that sticky, dry, pasty sensation that affects the mouth after smoking cannabis. In fact, it is so inevitable that people rarely question the mechanism at work behind this strange little phenomenon—except for a handful of researchers who believe they know why.
How can a high positively influence the performance of a jazz musician? The effect cited most often as an answer is the altered sense of time during a high. Dr. James Munch, pharmacologist and associate of drug czar and infamous marijuana prohibitionist Harry J. Anslinger during the 30s and 40s, produced many ridiculous claims about the alleged horrible effects of marijuana.
Spice, Blaze, Sense, Yucatan Fire… the names vary, but their legal status is the same. These exotic names are all for substances that are legal highs. Or should we say that are still legal highs?!
Without doubt the history of early jazz and the use of marijuana are intimately intertwined. At the beginning of the 20th century, black jazz musicians perform in the bordellos of Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans. They smoke 'gage', 'tea', 'muggles', 'muta', 'Mary Jane' and will soon call themselves 'vipers'.