All over the world, we can see the historic importance of hemp in society, recorded in novels, administrative texts, poems, plays, and songs. Yet another way we see hemp’s importance through history is in place names – in towns and villages that were widely known for having a local hemp industry, of cultivation, textile production, and so on.
For CannaZapp #12 we connected our remote control to a cinema, so we can zap through a variety of movies in which cannabis is being smoked. What we can learn from this? That it is funny to see different movie genres characterizing different types of smokers. Tune in!
Even though the cannabis movement is weak and marihuana growing is a crime, there are already in Mexico authorized growers, grow-shops, social clubs and politicians proposing regulation. What could happen now in a country so strongly affected by the power of illegal drug trade? Find out in this article.
More and more countries and US states are legalising cannabis for medicinal use. Some countries and states have also legalised recreational use. But what exactly is the difference between medicinal and recreational cannabis? Read about it in this article.
Barcelona’s Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum officially opened its doors on May 9, 2012. Located in the Palau Mornau, an emblematic and impressive building remodelled by modernist architect Manual Raspall, in the centre of Catalonia's capital, became the first museum ever dedicated solely and exclusively to the Cannabis plant.
From ancient Indian warriors, through American troops in Vietnam, all the way to conscripted child soldiers in modern-day Africa, cannabis has been extensively used by armed forces engaging in conflict. What are the underlying causes of this surprising phenomenon, and what are its consequences?
Recently the famous French hip hop group IAM was in the Netherlands for a show in the Amsterdam Melkweg venue. Sensi Seeds had the pleasure to sit down with band member Geoffroy Mussard, better known as Shurik’n, for an exclusive interview. Watch the interview video here!
Rick Simpson, the godfather of cannabis oil, was one of the main guest speakers during the 8th annual Cannabis Liberation Day in Amsterdam. The Canadian cannabis oil producer is responsible for putting the medicinal value of cannabis oil on the worldwide map. Check out this Cannabis News Network report.
Ever since humans first encountered cannabis and discovered its many benefits, we have been taking it and its seeds with us as we travel to and settle in new lands. Throughout the years, untold numbers of dedicated individuals and organizations have risked their freedom to smuggle cannabis seeds.
Cannabis has been linked to creativity for hundreds of years. In this article, we explore the links between cannabis and street art. Have you ever found you are more creative when using cannabis, or just more confident in your ability to create? Is street art true art, or illegible vandalism? Read on!
Finland is a country situated in the cold northern reaches of Europe, and as such, the types of cannabis that can grow there are severely limited. Despite this, Finland has a long history of hemp use, although the approach to illicit drugs remains regressive, and cannabis laws are relatively harsh by European standards.
There is a magical place, for most of us a remote one, called Ellora. It is an archaeological site located in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 30 kilometres from the city of Aurangabad. Places such as the Ellora Caves are usually the playthings of power and for those with a firm hand, even the impossible becomes possible.
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?
Howard Marks (1945-2016), a.k.a. Mr Nice, has passed away at the age of 70. He was one of the most public forefathers of free enterprise and goodwill in the cannabis industry. A legend of cannabis and counterculture.
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.
Some of you will already know of Eagle Bill; for some, the launch of this new cannabis seed strain may well be the first time you have heard his name. No matter which group you belong to, we are sure you’ll learn something new and interesting in this fun list of Ten Things You Should Know About Eagle Bill.
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!
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.
It is the end of the year. The Christmas holiday is just around the corner. A perfect moment for a holiday special about a beautiful and sacred place, presented to you by Cannabis News Network. Sit back and enjoy this unique journey, far into the Himalayan mountains of India.