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Cannabis Prohibition: The Consequences

Cannabis has been used for food, fibre, medicine and recreation for around 12,000 years.[i] Despite the extraordinary usefulness of cannabis, and although it is one of the first and most cultivated crops in...

Hemp in Scotland: The (re) Birth of an Industry

While the last few decades were notably absent of hemp production in Scotland, a recent revival has seen farmers adopting the crop across the country. Local production has consisted of a steady output of...

The Origins of Northern Lights Cannabis Strain

Known for its unrivalled high and unique flavour, Northern Lights gained popularity when introduced to Europe from its home in North West America. There has been no plant (perhaps other than the G-13 strain)...

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The Relevance Of 420 Today

The annual stoner holiday is upon us, yet things feel slightly different this 420. After years of surreptitious celebrations, there’s an expectation that this may be one of the last illegal editions of the pot-fuelled...

Psychedelic Therapy with Cannabis

In current scientific research, cannabis is being explored not only for remedies for various bodily illnesses, but also as a medicine for adverse mental conditions. After recreational cannabis became legal in some...

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Women in Weed: A Herstory Part 2

In recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are writing Part 2 of Women in Weed: A Herstory. This article is part of Seedsman’s Woman in Weed week, which you can read more...

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Women in Weed 2022

Cannabis consuming and weed growing women are on the rise, as are the numbers of us working in all aspects of the cannabis industry. Yet many women feel that this is still a male-dominated space and that women’s...

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How to Clean a Bong

If you use a bong, or bubbler, to smoke weed, you’ll know just how dirty and smelly they get with repeated use. Sure, bongs are great, but the residue that builds up on the inside is… well…. nasty. If...

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What Are Landrace Cannabis Strains?

Nowadays, most cannabis strains are hybrids. These result from cross-breeding techniques designed to marry specific features of two or more strains. Taking desirable traits from each plant and combine them in a new...

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How to Clean your Weed Grinder

Quick test – open your cannabis grinder. How does it look? Spotlessly clean, hopefully. No? Well then. Shame on you. Get that grinder cleaned out this instant because your lung health is paramount. What’s that? You...

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Is Weed Vegan?

On the surface, the question “is weed vegan?” might seem like a relatively straightforward one. Cannabis is a plant, after all, so it must be vegan, right? Not quite. If you ask that question around your...

Should You Filter Your Joints?

Depending on your personal, you can choose to smoke (or inhale) weed through a bong or a vape pen, consume edibles or lather your skin with full cannabis extract, a type of oil or concentrate. Sometimes though, nothing...

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The Best Stoner Movies of All Time

It’s late in the year, the nights are closing in and we’re all inevitably going to be watching a load of movies over the festive period. Instead of sitting through Love Actually or Home Alone for the ten millionth time...

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Cannabis in the 80s

Despite the best efforts of politicians to vilify cannabis throughout the 80s, the decade proved to be a seminal time for pot and saw several events that would lay the groundwork for today’s thriving scene. In amongst...

The Hashish Doctors

By the mid-19th century, doctors and psychiatrists in Europe and America started to become aware of the pronounced psychoactive effects of cannabis. Although cannabis had been known and used as a folk-remedy and in...

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Did Jesus Use Cannabis?

Whether religious or not, we have all heard of the miracles attributed to Jesus in the New Testament:  walking on water, turning water into wine,  helping blind men see, mute men speak, exorcising the possessed, and...

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Weed and Witchcraft

Halloween is upon us, once again invoking ideas of spooks, skeletons, and pointy-hatted witches casting spells from their cauldrons – but while the traditional image of witches with their broomsticks and cackling...