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The recent legalisation of cannabis has brought much complete ignorance to the forefront of society, as well as a load of spin. With this in mind, I thought it a good time to write a simple cannabis guide for people who need education. A lot has been going on in the world of weed. We can’t ignore it any longer it is part of life on earth.

So, I hear you say:

Smoking cannabis is as bad as smoking cigarettes everyone knows that – it gives you lung cancer

Actually not. This is completely not the case, quite the opposite and don’t worry even celebrity doctors get this wrong too. The largest ever study done in the US on this very subject found that people who smoked only marijuana had less chance of getting lung cancer than those who did not smoke at all!

So – smoking cannabis does not cause cancer – it can actually prevent it. A more recent study demonstrated a lower risk of bladder cancer for those who smoke cannabis.

Having legal cannabis will encourage use and make it more available to children

No it will not encourage use. You cannot stop children and kids from wanting to experiment. In an ideal world you could but we do not live there.  We have to deal with reality. Teens in particular will do what they like. So what do you do? Let the criminals handle it, so your child will only be able to buy the very strongest and most tainted cannabis possible (along with the chance of some coke and pills like in the UK?)  This is a proven gateway effect, a direct result of prohibition. Before you say it, cannabis is not a gateway drug.

Or do we let them go to a dispensary when they are old enough and select from various options (many of them not capable of frying the brain) sold by nice people who know their plants –  which option would you want for your child?

The black market won’t die out overnight after legalisation of course – but this is the only possible direction to start reducing it.  Just like with alcohol, there will be moonshine for some time.  Remember, cannabis wasn’t always illegal.  Prohibition of cannabis is the failed experiment.

According to the updated Liberal Cannabis policies the new legal Cannabis markets, for example in Canada, any licensed Cannabis producers have to follow strict rules and procedures.

It encourages crime

Legal medical cannabis reduces crime according to this study.  Not only that medical cannabis availability has also been linked directly to a reduction in suicides.  Still think cannabis is bad? You may have been brainwashed.

It makes people stupid

Actually it would appear that cannabis encourages the growth of new brain cells.

The whole thing about people being called ‘dopes’  is misguided. Whilst that person may appear to be dopey to you, they are taking much more information about their surroundings than somebody who is not high.  They have a higher sampling rate of life is all that is going on. Get over it.

A recent study has shown that cannabis users actually have better cognitive skills than people who don’t use it.

Alcohol is much better for you and safer

Alcohol is technically a poison for your body ( more harmful than heroin), whilst cannabis acts as a medicine – particularly if you consume it raw. The facts of the matter are that alcohol can give you cancer and cannabis can prevent or even cure many types of cancer. Alcohol also causes other diseases.

It will increase car accidents

Absolute rubbish.  The reality of the situation is that states that have legalised medical cannabis have seen a drop in in traffic deaths.

As well as that, a study by the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, the German Medical Association’s official international science journal found that:

‘Patients who take cannabinoids at a constant dosage over an extensive period of time often develop tolerance to the impairment of psychomotor performance so that they can drive vehicles safely.’

All this ‘Medical Marijuana’ stuff is just an excuse right?

Yes many hold this opinion. Idiots all. Sure some people want to get in on it that aren’t ill but can you really blame them? It’s the most powerful medicine on the planet. Why shouldn’t people be allowed to use it in the way that they wish?

If you’re in any doubt as to the efficacy of cannabis medically perhaps you should ask Charlotte Figi’s parents about this. Or Rick Simpson. Or Kirsten Peskuski. Or Emmanuel Guzman. Also funny how the US government decided to patent something with no medical value wouldn’t you say? And now big money is involved too. The cat is out the bag. Official trials have begun on brain cancer patients. Cannabis is an amazing medicine.

It kills thousands every year

This is utter garbage. Pharmaceuticals kill thousands every year. Hundreds of thousands of Americans actually. Cannabis has never killed anybody in history. See if you can find a documented death due to cannabis consumption. You won’t because there aren’t any.  Even the DEA say that cannabis is safer than 10 potatoes. Yes really.

The UK have unsuccessfully tried to manufacture a couple of cases of cannabis poisoning now legalization is looming but few believe the reefer madness crap any more.

Only the other day a small 20 person study was taken completely out of context.

The mainstream media cannot be trusted to tell you the truth about cannabis.

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Zamnesia Smartshop Update

by dope smoker on April 4, 2019


Zamnesia is one of the world’s leading online smartshops, offering an immense range of products including feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, magic mushroom grow kits, vaporizers, entheogenic plants, and much more.

This product range has been enjoyed by psychonauts all across the world for many years, catalysing philosophical conversations, creative projects, and cognitive enhancement.

Since its humble origins, Zamnesia has been known as a friendly and customer-centric company that puts their customer relationships first. No matter what experience you are looking for or the queries you have, their huge customer service team is ready and waiting to guide you on your journey.

The Zamnesia website has been a familiar and nostalgic site since its last upgrade in 2012. It’s an easy-to-use platform with distinct categories that make for a fluid and easy shopping experience. Although known primarily for its huge product range, the current website also features a massive archive of blog posts that provide information on beginner growing, recipes, mushroom grow guides, vaporizer reviews, and strain reviews.

However, Zamnesia continues to grow, and now it’s time for the next stage in the company’s evolution: Zamnesia 2.0! A new website upgrade is on the way, one that will feature improved usability on both desktop and mobile platforms, allowing users to shop with increased efficiency both at home and on the road.

The new site will also feature a huge aesthetic improvement in the form of natural pastel colours, making the browsing experience even more visually appealing than before.

 Zamnesia doesn’t take such upgrades lightly; this isn’t just a casual step in their progress as a company, it’s another huge leap in their journey. For this reason, Zamnesia is in the mood to celebrate!

The company is offering a 20% discount across all of their shops over a 6-day period, with one day dedicated to each shop.

This discount event will commence on April 14th starting with the Seedshop, which boasts a huge selection of feminized and autoflowering strains.

The following days will see discounts in the Headshop, Vaporshop, CBDshop, Smartshop, and Shroomshop. Be sure to place these dates on your calendar to secure such a large discount on such amazing products!

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Spannabis 2019 Report

by dope smoker on March 24, 2019

Arriving at Spannabis for the first time is a bit like entering another world. Well, you are entering another world, for a few days at least. One absolutely full to the brim of stoners, and it is wonderful.

Even the hotel we stayed at near the event itself was packed to the brim of cannabis people from seedbanks to nutrient companies to grow shops, it seemed like every brand from the world of cannabis was there. Many thanks to Mark from Barney’s Farm for sorting out the tickets. Top man.

I even managed to grab a quick chat with the Cheese man himself, Big Buddha (below).

A very interesting conversation, during which he noted that -whilst everybody was going a bit crazy over Kushes at the moment, this is something which is prone to change, with another strain in vogue sooner or later. He believes (-and I have to agree) that the Cheese reaches cannabinoid receptors that perhaps some others don’t, making it a little bit special.

As well as all the well-known brands, there were some less familiar ones. Only in Spannabis will you find a group of attractive ladies dressed as nuns promoting cannabis lube.

There were some excellent marketing tactics at work here, the ladies in nun suits draw people in, once you are in range they offer you a sample, then seconds later your lips are vibrating like goodness knows what as you giddily hand over your debit card. That was roughly what happened I think. That was Oh Hail Mary.

There were so many stands, so many people, so many seeds, so many bongs. We spent a couple of days going in and out of the venue and think we saw pretty much everything. Everybody we spoke to was friendly, relaxed and happy.  We saw no trouble whatsoever.

A visit to an extremely well-equipped cannabis club in town meant that we were OK for weed for the few days there, although there were some lovely people at the venue giving out actual buds here and there. Thanks for that.

Royal Queen Seeds definitely get the award for having the most ostentatious stand. A huge thing, which advertised their daily website visitors.

There was an amazing amount of freebies and such like being given out all over, and there were even a couple of dutch maidens wondering around with baskets of free rizlas.

We especially enjoyed visiting the Super Sativa Seed Club area, an old seedbank that has recently been brought back to life, it was great fun chatting with the guys there who had an awesome stand and some utterly gorgeous samples.

They have been preserving some very special genetics for over 20 years. Thanks to Bram from Dutch Passion for letting us know about them.

It was fantastic to meet the beautiful Mariana from Sweet Seeds in real life and also good talking with relative neighbours Pete from Original Sensible and Huan from Kannabia.

If only every single day could be like Spannabis.

Apparently, several CBD companies didn’t attend because of warning letters sent regarding the recent Spanish ban on CBD products. This is quite ridiculous considering that people were just openly smoking weed through the venue and surrounding area.

Check out this well put together video below from Barney’s Farm which nicely captures the essence of the event. Looking forward to next year already!

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Conduction Versus Convection Marijuana Vaporizers

by dope smoker on February 15, 2019

The death of traditional smoking methods has been long overdue since the global healthcare community finally brought awareness to the long-term consequences of these vices. Marijuana users have found alternative means to consume cannabinoids and the primary way to enjoy THC in this marijuana vaping era.

New consumers may struggle to differentiate the fine details and specifications of the multitude of vaporizers promoted within the industry. This article’s purpose is to specifically aid customers in understanding nuances in heating methodology. There are currently three popular ways to heat one’s herb including convection, conduction, and hybrid technology.

Convection heating involves the indirectly heating the herb material by sending a stream of hot air that allows vaporization of the substance. It is considered the best way to heat flower, as it completely avoids potential contact between the marijuana and the oven, and therefore never causes combustion. This warming method is typically utilized in top of the line desktop units such as the Volcano. The use of convection heating always results in superior vapor quality, and cool, tasty clouds.

Additionally, most users report there is better conservation of the herb with convection style heating, and this results in long-term savings since dry herb can be costly for frequent consumers. There are some portable dry herb vaporizers that utilize convection heating such as the Boundless Tera, and as a rule of thumb, these types of units are usually higher end products.

Conduction heating is the more popular method of vaporization, and it involves direct contact between the heat source and plant material. Most portable vaporizers favor this methodology since it came out first in the market and it tends to be simpler for users to operate. Conduction heating does allow for the highly exact temperature control and also is able to produce decent quality vapor.

As an added benefit, many of the units utilizing this warming technology are very affordable such as the infamous Pulsar APX V2. It is usually recommended for users new to vaping to start with a simple conduction-based portable vape, and work their way up to using more complicated products (aka desktop units) such as the Arizer Extreme Q.

Lastly, there is a new wave of vaporizers arising in the industry which utilize hybrid heating. If a device is stated to use hybrid technology, it simply means that the device utilizes both convection and conduction heating elements. The purpose of using hybrid heating is to try to lessen the possibility of combustion, optimize the flavor and quality of the cloud, and to make it easier for users to handle by minimizing all the parts involved in pure convection heating.

Unlike solely convection based units, hybrid models tend to have better battery life as well. Hybrid heating methods will probably continue to increase in popularity, as many consumers want the best of both worlds. Currently, one of the highest selling hybrid vaporizers is the Mighty.

In conclusion, learning all the aspects of vaping may be confusing to consumers, but it is important to at least understand heat methodologies. Convection heating is indirect contact, and allows for the purest, most delicious vapor but the units make require more user attention.

Conduction is direct heating; it is the most typical warming method found in the majority of portable vaporizers, and lastly, there is hybrid technology which is a fusion of both heating processes.

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Where to buy CBD Buds in the UK

by dope smoker on January 29, 2019

buying cbd buds at hemp elf

Where to buy CBD buds

Most of the UK companies seem to have their pricing at around £10-12 per gram, but it is possible to find CBD flower cheaper if you shop around. I found some at 2.5 euros per gram plus export taxes at a shop called Canvory which still ended up being a pretty good deal by all accounts.

Stores are popping up online all over the place and some bricks and mortar shops are even open in the UK and seem to be remaining open, for now at least.

Hempelf is one of the most highly recommended places to buy CBD bud online. They have huge amounts of positive reviews and they also sell CBD hash as well as CBD flower. They have very responsive customer service and a decent range of buds. Hemp Elf also sell CBD infused chocolate!!

Their Strawberry Kush strain is highly recommended.

The Good Budz are also well worth checking out and they also offer a decent range of flower.

Their Strawberry Ripple is well regarded as is their CannaBubble.  A good friend of mine recently tried the Strawberry Ripple and had this to say:

Upon inhalation, one’s senses are immediately engulfed in a delicious aroma reminiscent of strawberry ice-cream on a hot summer’s day. The effect reflects this.

Just as a day on the beach uplifts, relaxes and energises-so does strawberry ripple, leaving you imbued with a warm euphoric glow. Highly recommended!

The effects were much appreciated and were indeed better than some soporific cannabis strains that are available.

Another friend with AMS described the CannaBubble as the best thing she had ever had.  The only thing that has stopped her pain effectively, better than any pharmaceuticals.

Clever Botanics are a new store that has a variety of CBD products as well as CBD flower.

What are CBD buds?

Quietly, shops have started selling CBD rich hemp flowers which look exactly like normal cannabis. This was news to me until recently.

These ‘CBD Buds’ are not actually created from the cannabis plant, but they look exactly like weed.

They have been grown using the hemp plant, and bred to contain other beneficial cannabinoids apart from THC. When you smoke a joint, it’s not just the THC that affects you, so what has happened is ‘legal’ cannabis has been developed using hemp buds. (As they have very low levels of THC.)

Buds without THC?

Yes no THC. So the effects are going to be different to cannabis. However, the effects are not fundamentally different. The cannabinoid CBD which is present in large amounts of hashish is present in this bud, and that in itself has a diverse range of medical properties, so these types of bud are actually ideal for people looking to reduce anxiety. Something many medical users are looking for in cannabis.

There are many other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant as well as THC, and these all have marvelous and unique attributes themselves. Here’s just a few.

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If you tried skunk and found it all a bit much then this very different approach to cannabis might just work for you. Also you don’t have to smoke these flowers. You can vape them, use hashish, oils, whatever. It’s a whole new world of cannabis products, just without the THC.

Law Enforcement?

The authorities have been allowing large amounts of these buds through customs, so no problems there so far. There have been absolutely no prosecutions for CBD flower, so it looks like the UK may have finally got access to a useful, legal cannabis product.

The problem here for the police is that there is no visual way to identify CBD bud from normal bud, so cannabis prohibition has become even more complicated and ridiculous than before. Ho ho. Sorry Mr. Rozzer. I get the feeling a lot of police time could be wasted with these type of products. Perhaps it’s time to call it a day now chaps?

I understand that in Switzerland the police actually have on the spot testing kits that they can use to test for THC, and you can even get hold of these in the UK.

History

The Swiss have been using this type of CBD bud for many years and it has been available to buy labelled as ‘tea’. It is mostly (but not universally) Swiss companies who are now wholesaling this product to UK vendors, or indeed supplying customers directly.

Some of these products now making their way around the world are created using Dinafem’s seed ‘Dinamed’. This is actually cannabis, not hemp, with virtually no THC and is being sold openly in Italy and Switzerland as low THC hemp. It is cannabis.

Because of their minuscule THC levels these products come under the umbrella of industrial hemp, and remain legal in the UK. Spain has recently made a ban on CBD products but they remain available in the UK and the rest of Europe. If the continuing political deadlock in the UK is to continue, there’s hope CBD bud won’t even be discussed within the next few years. We can hope. Stocking up could be wise!

Calming Down Cannabis

Some people are using CBD mixed in with their strong cannabis to make it more user friendly. Because CBD has calming properties it has the ability to change the cannabis high and remove any paranoia or edginess.

It has actually been found to be antipsychotic in studies, believe it or not.  It can allow you for instance to be able to focus on a book if mixed with a more THC laden bud that may not allow this because of the euphoric effects of the THC.

 

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How CBD Oil Can Advance Patient Care in the US in 2019

January 24, 2019

With so much attention on the health benefits from CBD oil last year, researchers have discovered some useful applications for people suffering from illnesses. The heightened awareness across the nation was fueled in part by the growing number of states, that have legalized cannabis. Everyone is taking notice now and CBD oil is making national […]

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5 Ways You Can Consume CBD

November 12, 2018

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Who are the best weed dealers on Dream Market?

September 5, 2018

So if you’ve read my earlier article about how to buy cannabis online you’ll know that I have my favourite go-to guy on Dream. (Tor Link) There are many other reliable vendors out there that also deserve a mention so I’ve put together a list of the top 5 dealers currently operating on Dream Market. […]

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Dream Market Links

August 21, 2018

Looking for ways to get access to Dream Market? It’s a lot easier than you might imagine. Dream Market is one of the current favourite dark markets that you can get access to using the Tor browser. That is the only thing you need to access the markets unless you want to be very very […]

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How to buy cannabis edibles online

July 19, 2018

Do you need an easy by step guide to buying cannabis edibles on the Internet? If so this page can help you to have edibles delivered to your door in no time at all.  All you need is a web browser, some money and a little time. 1. Get The Tor Browser The first thing […]

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