Former Microsoft Executive Jamen Shively and Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox call for cannabis legalisation, quoting the failure of the War on Drugs.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the better-known and intensively studied phytocannabinoids. Acting as a mediator for the effects of THC, it is widely considered to be non-psychoactive in nature. However, research has indicated that CBD has a sedative effect, which may partly explain why strains high in CBD are known for their “stoned” effect rather than their “high”.
Almost every user of cannabis, from novice to stalwart stoner, has endured the sometimes terrifying experience of 'white out' after consuming a little too much—but what biological process is behind the phenomenon?
This video dates back to 2012 but remains striking!Six-year-old Jayden David suffers from Dravet's syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of childhood epilepsy. Despite trying tens of medications, nothing seemed to work until his father turned to cannabis, with amazing results.
Cannabis has been cultivated in Afghanistan for thousands of years, to the extent that distinctive landraces have become established, and a putative subspecies C. sativa var. afghanica was proposed by the Russian botanist Nikolai Vavilov in 1926—although much confusion surrounds Afghan cannabis' place in the nomenclature.
In Germany, the possession of Cannabis is forbidden, however, a small amount is tolerated for personal use. This particular “tolerance limit” will once more be discussed though.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with head offices in Montreal, Canada has raised the limit for Cannabis. The very was 15 nanogram per millimeter (15ng/ml) so far.
Although more and more countries are slowly getting more liberal towards recreational and - especially - medicinal marihuana, most of the countries still see it an illegal drug. Fortunately an increasing amount of people are discovering that cannabis is very effective against a variety of diseases, and increasingly breaking the silence sharing this with the world.
The debate between non-organic and organic cannabis enthusiasts has raged for many years.Proponents of the organic method hold that their products are safer
Organic pesticides have been praised to the heavens for many years by proponents of the organic cultivation method, but there are increasing doubts over their safety and efficacy. For many, 'organic' equates to 'better', 'healthier' and 'safer', but ultimately, all pesticides are poison, even those derived from natural sources.
Hash is comprised of extracted cannabis trichomes, which contain the active compound THC, as well as other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN and CBG.
The United Kingdom is falling far behind the rest of the developed world in terms of willingness to accommodate the concept of cannabis legalisation. However, the recent developments in the USA and elsewhere have led to renewed pressure on the UK government to review policies currently in place.
The leaves are the most recognisable and well-known aspect of the cannabis plant, and have featured in our artwork for thousands of years, from regions as disparate as Japan to Egypt. Despite the great degree of variation found naturally in local populations of cannabis, the leaves do not alter greatly in appearance between varieties.
2013 promises to be an exciting year for the cannabis legalisation movement. Following the historic ballots in Washington and Colorado, a new sense of purpose has pervaded the campaigns in many countries across the world, as well as several more U.S. states.
The story behind the prohibition of cannabis and the racial element to its illegality has been discussed countless times in recent decades, since the legalisation movement gained momentum. However, what is less heavily scrutinised is the fact that this racism persists to this day, and shows no signs of abating.
Since the landmark cannabis ballots in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado, the legalisation campaigns in many Latin American nations have intensified
Two cannabis experts have decided, for the second year running, to strive for the reestablishment of cannabis in society in a very original way: by bike!
The recent ballots to legalise cannabis and hemp in Colorado and Washington have sparked renewed media interest in the many potential uses for industrial hemp. Kentucky farmers who have long sought permission to grow hemp are also becoming increasingly vocal over the issue, which some say could rejuvenate the ailing rural economy in that state and others.