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People who use, or would like to use, cannabis for medicinal reasons often have to fight prejudices. In this article, Sensi Seeds aims to demonstrate that medicinal cannabis users are perfectly normal people with life stories to tell. Today, we introduce five cannabis patients: five different faces, five varying fates, and one plant that helps. Read their stories for yourself.
Currently, a fairly large number of countries as well as more than 20 U.S. states authorise medicinal cannabis for a specific list of conditions, with details on which diseases qualify or not depending on each of these places’ specific laws. This means that people under these laws and suffering from glaucoma, depression, multiple sclerosis, and a few other ailments can be legally prescribed medicinal cannabis.
Many EU countries have now approved Sativex, although its indications in Germany are very restricted. It is a similar story for Dronabinol (Marinol), with health insurance companies generally refusing to reimburse the cost for this THC-Pharm active substance. Since Dronabinol is far more expensive than the already over-priced medicinal cannabis flowers available in Germany, for German patients Dronabinol is often not a viable alternative to the weed they have grown themselves or obtained on the black market.
The most important decision when buying cannabis seeds is your choice of variety. Book lovers could compare it to the process of choosing a book, which is influenced by the type of reading you are looking for, on the references you might have obtained on a certain author, on the genre you like most, and naturally on your level of reading ability. Ignoring the differences between books and cannabis seeds, when choosing cannabis varieties, more or less the same thing occurs. The needs of each individual are different and depend, totally and absolutely, on what you require in regard to purpose, effect, feeling, flavour – and how you intend to grow it.. In this article, we will examine the factors to keep in mind when looking for varieties of cannabis for medicinal use.
When we look at the various cannabinoids and their boiling points, we can certainly make some rough predictions about the systematic influences of a vaporizer on the character of a high. Temperatures higher than 185 ºC (365 ºF) will for instance produce more CBN, which is known to produce a more sedative, confusing effect. A vaporizer high will always strongly depend not only on a certain strain and its cannabinoid and terpene profile, but also on the exact temperature at which it is used. Precision vaporizers like the Volcano in the hands of skilled user will help us to answer many questions and to actually come up with new questions about how a vaporizer can affect a high. This sounds like a futile enterprise for nerdy high aficionados. But to answer these questions will help millions of users to use the potential of marijuana in a more meaningful and inspiring way. Many people use the marijuana high to better remember long gone events, to work creatively, to find new patterns in music or art, to better appreciate nature, to get in touch with their feelings and have a better introspective access to themselves, to enhance their empathic understanding of others, to make love, to generate great and live changing insights and to personally grow. Many of those users are on a voyage, exploring a new world, and the use of marijuana can be crucially important for their lives – and the lives of everybody around them. They will extremely profit from a progress in understanding how the various cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids affect a high.
What characterizes a vaporizer high? How much of a difference is there between a vaporizer high and the high from a joint or bong? How different are various vaporizers on the market as to the high they produce? How much does the temperature setting on a vaporizer matter to the quality and character of the high?
This is the legendary Afghani Indica as a feminized auto flowering strain. With no need to identify and eliminate males, and no need to even change light cycles to induce flowering, it’s been easy to grow. The automatic strain has been grown on the balcony and proved to have a short flowering period, which Sensi Seeds estimates with 50 – 60 days.
Given that cannabis has been virtually prohibited for almost one hundred years, this illegal plant is now enmeshed in a host of myths. Some of them centre around its cultivation, some around how it is further processed and many of them around its use. While decades of discussion mean that cannabis has been relatively well researched, the black market in particular (dealers and users) cannot rely on state certificates or even contracts - it's the spoken word that counts here. But it's like children playing Chinese whispers, resulting in many fantastical ideas being taken at face value in pothead circles. Some of these myths have been circulating for years or even decades, while others are more recent.
If you live in Los Angeles and possess a prescription for medicinal cannabis, it is now possible to obtain your weed via a genuine pizza dealer. 'Stoned Oven' supplies numerous medical dispensaries, i.e. hemp flower pharmacies, with its cannabis-infused pizza.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in August 2010, it hit me fairly hard and after a succession of severe relapses that showed up on the MRI scanner as lesions in my brain, I was accurately diagnosed.
The fact that the cannabis community as a whole encounters censorship more often than not should not come as a surprise to anyone. Indeed, the legal status of the Cannabis Sativa plant, in its psychoactive form or otherwise, is still the subject of great discord in many places of the world: a number of these places are currently struggling with the ideological and ethical questions linked to the use of the plant, whether or not to legalize it, and if so, under which conditions. However, there is a noticeable difference between the respective manners in which the parties involved are represented.
Among other effects, consuming cannabis is known to open one’s mind regarding many things. It can help the consumer appreciate a new point of view, a new type of genre, or anything new, really. That is part of the beauty of the cannabis plant used in a recreational fashion! Yet, there are some programs that strike where it pleases: they make you think, they make you learn, they make you laugh. So, be pleased and watch these five TV series, selected by Sylent Jay, for your intoxicated pleasure.
As every city in Spain has some differences in terms of law and regulation, it is interesting to know what happens in every Spanish autonomous community. Catalonia and Barcelona can perhaps show some of the most interesting points of view in terms of cannabis regulation. Barcelona is the only city in Spain that has hundreds of cannabis social clubs and Catalonia is the first community (besides País Vasco) in making steps forward to legalize, officially, medicinal cannabis. The main important body in health issues in Catalonia is the Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya. This is the Department responsible for all matters of public health. The “Conseller”, who is the person in charge of this Department is, currently, Boi Ruiz García. He is the “Conseller de Salut” (the Catalan Health Minister ). It is important to know that an organization named “CatSalut” is also part of the Department of Health , and this is responsible for ensuring universal health care in Catalonia (In Spain there is public, tax-funded health care, so private health insurance is unnecessary). However, neither the public health system nor private health insurance offers an official way for patients to obtain medicinal cannabis.
Henk Poncin (76) is one of the founding fathers of Green Prisoners Release Amsterdam (GPRA). Thanks to this initiative, an American couple that fled to the Netherlands in 1994 to escape disproportional jail time for growing medicinal cannabis, received a much lower sentence. The GPRA later became the Cannabis College.
This section introduces some famous cannabis activists who have been detained for cannabis, yet used their sentence to create an even bigger stage on which to highlight the insanity of the war on drugs. A tribute to those who have sacrificed a portion of their lives in the interests of the entire cannabis community.
Similarly to mushrooms, cannabis had several benefits to offer the early communities that first encountered it, which may even have been as early as 27,000 BP. Not only did it provide fibre and seed, it also quickly demonstrated its usefulness in the early pharmacopoeia, and it is very likely that its psychoactive effects were utilised in religious practice from very early on (although the first direct evidence of cannabis as a pharmacological agent is thought to date from 2,700 BP). Social use of cannabis has been shown to strengthen interpersonal relationships, increasing feelings of cohesion and trust.
Almost every cannabis user is aware to some extent of its lighting requirements. However, 18/6 and 12/12 cycles are not the whole picture. Throughout the typical day, the sun’s light varies in wavelength and intensity in ways that plants can sense with an internal mechanism known as the circadian clock.
Despite growing interest in the medicinal benefits of cannabis, funding for new research can be hard to come by. Federal government funding seems largely geared towards investigating the negative aspects of cannabis, while studies assessing its potential benefit are suppressed. However, there are signs that this is changing.