Following the Supreme Court's judgements against cannabis clubs in 2015, ordinary courts have started interpreting them. Spain's major clubs, above all in Barcelona, appear to have their days numbered. However, increasingly more judges understand that small clubs fit in with the Law. A new era is dawning.
On the 30th of November 2016, an International Conference on Medical Cannabis was held for the first time in the European Parliament. Politicians gathered with a range of patients, activists, campaigners, entrepreneurs and scientists from the European cannabis community to discuss the future of the industry.
You may be aware of some of the applications of cannabis and cannabinoids in treating a long list of diseases. Today we focus on its therapeutic potential to prevent and treat bone injuries or diseases, an area of medical application where research conducted over the last few years has yielded very promising results.
In late September 2016, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) issued the first ever licence to a German cannabis patient to grow their own medicinal cannabis. Michael F., who is living with multiple sclerosis, took his demand for the right to grow at home as part of his government-recognised therapy to the highest court in the land for this matter. He won his case on 6 April of this year.
During winter, coughs and colds affect most of us. Although the simple, ubiquitous viruses that cause these common illnesses are very hard to “cure” outright, there are various ways that cannabis can be used to ease their symptoms. Read on to find out how to incorporate cannabis into your diet and health care regime to prevent and treat colds!
In Germany, following on from Bremen, Berlin has now decided to relax what is in any case its relatively liberal cannabis policy, compared to the national policy, making it the second federal state within six months to do so. Politicians would at last like to regulate trade in cases of possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis, which involves merely a written warning and no fine.
Fewer pain impulses, better concentration and a clearer head. In this interview, Thea, who is married and a mother of three, shares her personal experiences with CBD oil from Sensi Seeds. A family member gave it to her hoping that it would do her good. You can read the whole report here.
Should all drugs be legal? We asked our Facebook and Instagram communities to weigh in: What exactly is a drug? Do all of them deserve the same treatment? What are conditions under which a legalisation makes sense? Read on to see what the Sensi Seeds community thinks of this controversial topic!
Cannabis cuisine has advanced dramatically in recent years. More people are cooking with cannabis, and techniques and results are becoming increasingly spectacular. Read on for a basic overview of important “do’s & don’t’s” to consider when hosting your cannabis dinner party!
The topic of whether or not holding in smoke increases the effects of the cannabis plant is a popular – and divisive – topic among recreational cannabis consumers. Read on to see what our community of enthusiasts thinks about this burning issue.
Australia has legalised cultivating medicinal cannabis. The law passed in February has just entered into force, allowing individuals and entities to apply for a licence to cultivate and produce it. However, it is feared that the complex and strict licensing system might delay the patients legally accessing this medicine.
How the Global Economy Depends on Illegal Drug Money – Part II: Trade Routes, Empire, & the “Narco-State”
Drugs have been traded between countries for centuries, and laws have been passed banning their sale or consumption for perhaps as long. The early history of the drug trade is patchy, but from the 17th century onwards there is plenty of evidence of a flourishing international trade – as well as plenty of efforts to stamp it out.
In cannabis terms, ‘indoor growing’ is basically shorthand for ‘growing cannabis indoors under special lighting using fans, timers, and often watering systems or other specialized equipment to recreate nature and provide the plants with everything they need to flourish as though they are growing outdoors under the best possible conditions’.
The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is proud to be represented in a new museum about the cannabis plant, which opens on December 9th 2016 in the city centre of Uruguay’s capitol, Montevideo.
Of course, we should all try to give something back to society whenever possible – but during the holiday season, most of us have a little more time to seriously consider how we can help. So why not start with the cannabis community? There are thousands of charities and nonprofits that need our support – and whose efforts are helping people the world over.
Sensi Seeds was honoured to be invited to give a lecture to one of the classes organised by one of Europe’s leading universities, the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, on November 16th, 2016. Organised by French senior lecturer Etienne Augé, PhD, this lecture was organized for Master students in Media and Business for their Strategic Mass Communication class.
Clark French is not only a founder of the United Patients Alliance, he has been a vital part of new documentary GrassRoots. It follows the evolution of the UPA over three years, the changing status of medicinal cannabis in the Western world, and his own journey. Discover more in the final part of our interview.
The latest edition of Expoweed is coming our way! As per usual, Sensi Seeds will be present to meet cannabis enthusiasts from all over the world. Join us in the O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chili from December 2nd to December 4th 2016, and discover the latest developments in the Chilean cannabis scene.
In part one of our recent interview with Clark French, he spoke about the United Patients Alliance. In part two of this interview, Clark explains more about the UPA, providing invaluable input on the All Party Parliamentary Group for drugs, what steps they are taking now to consolidate their progress, and what lies ahead.