It is legal to cultivate hemp in the UK, subject to certain conditions and fees. Unfortunately, the requirements set out by the UK government render it near to impossible for a hobby gardener to grow a few plants in the back garden. However, despite criticisms of the high license fee cost, the overall cost of setting up a small-to-medium hemp business are not prohibitively high.
Everyone's talking about Brazil again. This time it is not about the 2016 Olympics, but the Marcha da Maconha, a march in support of cannabis that will be held at different locations between April and June 2013.
Following the Sensi Seeds article on “Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” this video features Michael Krawitz, Executive Director of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, a 49-year-old resident of Elliston, Virginia, who suffered an automobile accident in 1984 while serving in the United States Air Force.
Up to 8.2% of Americans and 9.2 of Canadians suffer from PTSD, and estimates of the global prevalence rate vary wildly, from 1.3% to 37.4% . Many sufferers of PTSD report significant relief from their symptoms when consuming cannabis, and recently there have been several shocking reports of U.S. veterans and other affected individuals given harsh custodial sentences as a result. Clearly, further work is needed to ensure that these individuals are able to medicate as needed.
2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) is the other main endocannabinoid, that along with anandamide, has an effect on the CB receptors in the central and peripheral nervous system. Specifically, 2-AG is a full agonist of both CB receptors, and is the primary ligand (binding molecule) for the CB2 receptor.
This video features the work of Dr. William Courtney, MD and the Cannabis International Foundation, an organisation that conducts and presents scientific studies on the Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids.
Anandamide is also known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA, and is an endogenous analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Anandamide has an effect on both the CB1 and CB2 receptors; with the CB1 receptors more affected in the central nervous system and the CB2 receptors more affected in the periphery.
Soft Secrets, the largest circulating free newspaper for growers and smokers, has awarded its prestigious Strain of the Year ( “Chica del Año”) award for 2013 to the original Skunk #1 from Sensi Seeds!
Every year, thousands of people gather in the small town of Nimbin, near Brisbane, to join a protest rally against the prohibition of cannabis called MardiGrass.
Despite the increasing popularity and acceptance of cannabis in mainstream Western culture, the outdated and inaccurate stereotype of the 'stoner' persists in the media, in political discourse, and in the minds of a large chunk of the population.
Kentucky might become the first state to grow hemp again in the USA since 1945.
Clearing the Smoke, a documentary on the science of cannabis that reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer.
Cannabis is illegal at the international level due to the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (SCND). Currently, 183 countries are members of the SCND; all United Nations member states as well as certain non-members may join the treaty. UN members states are not obligated to become signatories of the SCND, but they face international pressure to do so.
When we talk about patterns or pattern recognition, we tend to think of simple visual images like a striped blanket. But our pattern recognition abilities are way more sophisticated than just recognizing basic designs like that
One of the most predominant effects of marijuana is a hyperfocus of attention during the high, generally leading to an intensification of sensory experiences and often to a better analytic capacity
The Exodus Collective, now well-known as the club responsible for the creation of the (in)famous "UK Cheese", was filmed back in the late 90's by the BBC, after which they released this documentary.