"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.
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.
Are you looking for cannabis videos that are not only fun, but also informative? In this post, we look at five of the best online TV shows about cannabis, for a mixture of news, tips, political developments and of course all the joys of growing and consuming our favourite plant!
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'.
Welcome to a new series on the Sensi Seeds blog. In ‘Your opinion’ we select a news topic which influences the global cannabis society, and present a selection of public opinions which we came across online. In this first edition we check the opinions on Obama and the new medicinal cannabis law.
As many of you will probably have read, my new organisation - the United Patients Alliance (UPA) - has a rather important and vocal supporter in the shape of former drugs minister Norman Baker MP. Norman spoke at a UPA event on the 12th of December and has been influential in making sure that the issue of medical cannabis is taken seriously. In doing so, he has also raised the profile of both cannabis as a medicine and the United Patients Alliance.
New Year’s Resolutions are as tricky to make as they are to keep. As cannabis users ourselves, we understand that. Figuring out what yours are is a creative process! Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions for cannabis lovers to get you started.
Görlitzer Park is making national and international headlines because the brisk trade in cannabis and other illegal substances there has led to very repressive reactions on the part of the police after two suspected weed sellers were stabbed by a publican in November 2014. While the Berlin senate attempts to regain control of the vast area with increasingly bizarre measures, district mayor Monika Herrmann would prefer to open a coffee shop trial model in the very same spot. Reason enough to take a look at the current situation in Görlitzer Park.
When the hemp plant, in spite of a ban, celebrated its renaissance at the end of the 1960s and in the 1970s with the emergence of the hippie culture, there were very few parents – let alone grandparents – who were aware of cannabis or who had state-manipulated information in their possession.
Five years ago, when the Czech Republic's liberal management of cannabis consumption and cannabis growing manifested itself in the form of one of the most liberal cannabis laws in the European Union, in many places it was believed that Prague was becoming the new Amsterdam of Europe. However, the police made it clear right from the start that growing cannabis for commercial objectives would be persecuted, and that the opening of coffee shops operating under a different guise would not be tolerated. While the possession of 15 grams of weed or five grams of pot and the growing of up to five hemp plants is no longer a prosecutable offence, but rather subject to a fine, Prague isn't becoming the new Amsterdam.
In this article Tom Blickman and Martin Jelsma, who both work for TNI, answer some questions about the new TNI report, which is co-financed by the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Amsterdam/Barcelona, one of the sister companies of Sensi Seeds. This report was presented during the 57th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna.