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A new study in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine has revealed that smoking cannabis provides significant and fast-acting relief from depression, and that this effect is predominantly due to THC[i]. Crucially, the authors say that their study is not based on the weak marijuana strains that are typically licensed for research purposes, but […]

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What is a clone? A clone is a cutting taken from a stable cannabis plant – known as a ‘mother’ – that is genetically identical from the plant it was taken from. If the growing conditions are consistent the clones will grow and behave in the same way as the mother plant and have as […]

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Despite a growing number of reports and case studies regarding the cancer-busting properties of cannabis, clinical use of cannabinoids as a treatment for cancer is unlikely to get the green light until scientists can figure out exactly how it interacts with tumours. While research on this subject has been frustratingly slow, a series of new […]

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Over the next few days I took a bike and explored along the river side roads in every direction, there are a lot of great things to see from the rejuvenated pepper farms and salt beds to the farms and rice fields further up the river. There are also some great places to stay along […]

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Everyone knows that different cannabis cultivars naturally contain different combinations of cannabinoids, but if you’re growing your own marijuana then it’s important to understand that the levels of THC, CBD and other compounds in your bud won’t be determined solely by genetics. Environmental conditions like soil nutrients also play a huge role, so if you […]

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Cannabis cultivation and use in Western Europe As observed in previous blogs, over the course of the last five millennia or so, cannabis has periodically been cultivated in various places in Asia and Europe for making rope and textiles. Several of the earliest finds of cannabis in Western Europe come from Germany, probably introduced there […]

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If you have ever grown cannabis plants outside, you may have felt like you were in a bitter race to see your plants reach their finish stage before the sun really starts to fade away, or even worse, the rain and morning dew arrive causing that fatal bud rot. Northern Californian farmers who have been […]

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It seems like every day brings a new discovery regarding the ways that cannabis can be used to treat various aches and ailments. Earlier this week, for instance, a new study revealed that vaping marijuana provides effective relief from chronic pain in sufferers of sickle cell disease[i]. At the same time, a separate group of […]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to global healthcare systems, as treatments against numerous infections and illnesses are becoming less effective. Fortunately, however, a growing body of scientific research suggests that several cannabinoids have potent anti-bacterial properties, and could provide the solution to antibiotic resistance. How […]

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Everyone knows that marijuana’s psychoactive effects are primarily caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Well, it turns out that everyone might be wrong, as scientists recently discovered that cannabis actually contains a cannabinoid that is 33 times more powerful than THC. Known as tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP), the compound has probably helped millions of people to get stoned over […]

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Most women of child-bearing age experience symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or the more severe Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) (1) at some point in their lives. As the campaign for cannabis legalisation gains more support around the world, an increasing number of women are turning to cannabis seeking relief from their symptoms. What many might […]

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The Western discovery of cannabis as an aphrodisiac Besides the overall effects of cannabis, that we discussed in the blog, ‘The Psychoactive Effects of Cannabis’, another of the pronounced effects of cannabis noticed by investigators is its aphrodisiac effect. This was observed in Bengal by the Irish doctor and pioneer cannabis researcher William O’Shaugnessy (1843:368), […]

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First of all, before we announce the 50 winners of the SeedsmanTravel contest, we’d just like to say thank you to everyone who has supported our travel channel. We’re extremely excited about the future of SeedsmanTravel. The 50 winners have been picked and they are visible in the link of the widget below. If you […]

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Despite the best efforts of cannabis growers to ensure that no pollen gets into their growing area, the odd phantom fertilisation event does still occur, resulting in bud that is inexplicably full of seeds. In most cases, this will be caused by the presence of a hermaphrodite plant – or even a sneaky male, if […]

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You might be perplexed by the title of this article, but I assure you, my friends, your eyes do not deceive you. I am a preacher who grows cannabis. Furthermore, I am a preacher of one of the strictest Fundamental Christian churches on the planet. Like many of you, I have heard the Zealots misgiven […]

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So its been a long time since I had a happy pizza and writing these blogs seemed like as good an excuse as I was ever going to have for trying this delight once again! Due to the quirk in the local tolerance towards using cannabis in food, places offering you a very happy pizza […]

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As every grower knows, cannabis is a dioecious species, meaning it produces some plants that are exclusively female and others that are exclusively male. However, because mother nature loves to break her own rules, some cannabis plants actually contain both male and female sexy bits, and are therefore known as hermaphrodites. While this is fairly […]

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Dear Seeds’ folk, We want to thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey. We were really touched by all the warm and heartfelt responses that flooded in. You, along with over 10,000 other awesome Seeds’ folk took the time and effort to share your thoughts and for that we couldn’t be more grateful. […]

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The natural environment of a cannabis plant is outside. When starting an indoor grow, we need to think about all the things that a plant has access to outside and do our best to replicate them. Should be easy, right?  In a previous growing blog post, we looked at the equipment you will need in […]

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The cannabis community has lost one of its guiding lights with the tragic passing of Jules Stobbs. Having had the privilege of working with Jules just a few months ago, everyone here at Seedsman would like to pay tribute to a man whose legacy has literally altered the course of history and opened the door […]

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