CannaZapp gives you a guided tour of the most extreme reactions to cannabis. Watch this 14th episode to find out what this looks like.
Worldwide, there is progress every day on the legalisation and normalisation of cannabis, mainly in the Americas and in Europe. Nevertheless, a third continent is heading in the same direction: Oceania, and in particular Australia, one of the 14 independent countries which comprise this region.
As 2014 draws to an end, the Sensi Seeds team takes a look back at recent regulation and legalisation efforts in the cannabis world. It has been an eventful year with many positive developments, but the movement also suffered a couple of setbacks. Please take a look at our overview in regards to legal cannabis.
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.
Last week, the UK cannabis community lost a stalwart of the cannabis legalization movement with the passing of 63-year-old Michael Cutler, a retired builder from Hastings, East Sussex, after a long and hard-fought battle against metastasized liver cancer.
The aim of Sensi Seeds is—and always will be—to continuously delight our millions of followers all over the world with new and exclusive varieties. For this reason, and to attend to the needs of an infinite number of growers, the largest cannabis seed bank in the world has decided to create feminized and automatic versions of an all-time favourite of cannabis lovers: Sensi Skunk. This new range of seeds is bound to be an instant success, meeting the standard set by the words of Julius Caesar: Veni, vidi, vici. The world is eagerly awaiting their launch and all the signs point to the Feminised Sensi Skunk and Sensi Skunk Automatic seeds becoming an immediate favourite as soon as they hit the shops. They will, without a doubt, have a beneficial impact on the cannabis market; at last, one of the most appreciated strains will be available to growers who prefer to play it safe and choose autoflowering or feminized varieties. Skunk devotees are also bound to welcome these two long-awaited new members of the Sensi family with open arms.
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.
Fortunately, there have always been individuals and groups fighting hard for cannabis legalisation since the cannabis ban. Partly due to their work, the dominoes have started to fall and the ban is now slowly crumbling. Below are 10 memorable and purely positive moments in the fight against cannabis prohibition. What is your favourite moment?
The Red Light District of Amsterdam was the place to be yesterday, November 27th 2014, from early in the afternoon, when the Sensi Seeds staff and the museum team opened the doors of the Hemp Gallery to celebrate the Cannabis Culture Awards 2014.
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.
On Sunday 23rd November 2014 it was announced that the High Times Cannabis Cup exhibition would definitely not take place, whereby the Amsterdam City Council has shown its most uncompromising side. The Amsterdam cannabis lawyer Maurice Veldman had a front row seat, and reports on these events in his column.
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.
PRESS RELEASE - On the 27th of November 2014 the annual Cannabis Culture Awards will be presented to cannabis culture icons Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks, and 'Prince and Princess of Pot' Marc and Jodie Emery. This will take place in the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and will be hosted by Michael Schaap.
After years of speculation on the use of the name 'Marley' for cannabis-related products, a conclusion has finally been reached. The heirs of Bob Marley took the initiative, co-operating with a company to launch the brand 'Marley Natural'; a brand for cannabis and related items such as vaporizers and cannabis cosmetics.
As part of the Congress elections in the USA, three states plus the District of Columbia (i.e. the federal capital of Washington and its suburbs), all voted the same way on cannabis. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. decided to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes, while in Florida, the vote regarding incorporating medicinal cannabis in the Constitution only narrowly failed with 57 percent of the votes. Sensi Seeds reported on the results in a breaking newsflash. While all four referendums related to the legal status of cannabis, if you consider the details, they are all vastly different.
Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis, which belong to the same genus as the tuberculosis bacterium, M. tuberculosis. Cannabis is a historic treatment for leprosy, which has affected humanity for millennia, and continues to infect hundreds of thousands per year.
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?
On Tuesday the 4th of November 2014 citizens of the state of Oregon voted ‘yes’ on legalizing the possession, use and sale of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and over. Also the nation’s capital legalized recreational cannabis, but to a lesser extent. Alaska is still counting the votes on a ballot proposing legal cannabis.