Medicinal Cannabis in the USA

26 11 2008

medusaAs of 2008, thirteen states have passed laws allowing the medicinal use of cannabis.
In most cases, the changes in state law were made through ballot initiatives – where voters can petition proposed law changes to be included on state and local ballots, allowing the public to vote for or against them.

Interestingly, where figures on such ballot initiatives are available, they show that laws in favour of medicinal cannabis laws are approved by more voters and receive a greater percentage of the vote than any successful Presidential candidate in recent memory!

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Hemp Based speakers

19 11 2008


The people from sell Hemp based speakers systems, not only because of the environmental benefits, but because they believe Hemp is superior to any other other materials. This is what they have to say:

We developed Hempcone technology for our speaker cones after finding hemp to be the lightest, strongest and most durable material available.  Hemp’s frequency response, dynamics and tonal balance are unmatched by any other material – natural or synthetic.  The fact that hemp is a sustainable green resource is an added benefit.

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Czech Republic Decriminalising Cannabis?

18 11 2008

pragueThe Czech lower house of parliament Tuesday approved changes in the country’s penal code that distinguish between hard and soft drugs and make possession of small amounts of marijuana only a low-level offence. The reform must now pass the upper chamber and be signed by the president of the republic.

Under current Czech law, the production and sale of any sort of illicit drug is punishable by five to fifteen years in prison. Under the reforms approved by the lower house, while those possessing more than personal use amounts of most drugs would face up to two years in prison, those found possessing large amounts of marijuana would face up to one year in prison and those caught growing larger amounts of pot would face up to six months.

The Czech government has already issued a draft decree effectively decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs, including up to 20 joints or three pot plants, 25 magic mushrooms, 0.3 grams of Ecstasy and morphine, 0.2 grams of heroin, a half-gram of cocaine, and 0.005 grams of LSD. But that draft is not yet binding on the courts.

Passage of the reform measure didn’t come without clashes among junior members of the ruling coalition. The Greens proposed the complete legalization of marijuana use and production for adults, while the Christian Democrats argued against any differentiation between soft and hard drugs. Both those measures were rejected.


Cannabis College 10th Anniversary

12 11 2008

Sunday 23rd of November until Tuesday 2nd of December 2008

The Cannabis College has been open for ten years. Together with the Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum they are organising some unique festivities that should not be missed!

Sunday 23rd November 2008
Hemp Festival 12.00 – 20.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, 130 en 148, Amsterdam
Street musicians and open air demonstrations displaying the environmentally friendly uses of Industrial Hemp. 17th century farmers demonstrating traditional Hemp trades and handicrafts.
Join In! Sit behind a spinning wheel and make your own Hemp wristband.
Sample! Try some tasty Hemp food and drinks.

Special Guest 3.00 – 4.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
Saint Nicholas Prem and his helper Seed-Pete will sail down the canal handing out bags of cannabis seeds to all, until they’ve gone.

Cannabis Cultuurprijs 5.00 – 6.00 pm. OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
The Cannabis Culture Prize 2008 (initiated by the Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum) will be presented to the poet Simon Vinkenoog, for his ode to Cannabis.

Hemp Gallery Grand Opening 6.00 – 8.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 130, Amsterdam
This special gallery has a unique collection of Hemp related antiques and art works. Original works from artists including; Mondriaan, Van Ostade, David Teniers and Adriaan Brouwer.

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th November 2008
War on Drugs Film Festival 1.00 – 10.30 pm Barndesteeg 6/B, Amsterdam
A premier for Amsterdam with spectacular international films.

Hemp Gallery 10.00 am – 10.00 pm Barndesteeg 6/B, Amsterdam
Demonstrations of old handicrafts from 10.00am till 4.00pm. Delicious Hemp food and drinks.

Tuesday 25th November 2008
Cannabis College Birthday Party 6.00 – 9.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
A celebration to give thanks to all those who have helped the Cannabis College through the years. Music, laughter and lots of smoke!

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December 2008
Cannabis Tribunal 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Nieuwspoort, Lange Poten 10, Den Haag
Finally legalize or ban Cannabis completely? The Cannabis Tribunal will try to answer this question in six ‘hearings’. Information at:

OZ Achterburgwal 124
1012 DT Amsterdam
(020) 423 44 20

Top 5 quality cannabis seeds under 25 Euro

7 11 2008

For the growers among you with a limited budget we have composed a top 5 of cheap marijuana seeds under 25 Euro per 10 seeds. When we say cheap we are obviously talking about the price and not the quality of the seeds. ;)

If you are planning to order some marijuana seeds online and want a good balance between price and quality have a look at the following strains:

  • White Skunk (16 Euro) Good Strain for a first time grower.
  • Double Gum (19 Euro) Strong plants with a very distinct smell.
  • The Pure (20 Euro) High yielding Indica/Sativa mix.

Note: Look out for any dodgy websites selling cheap seeds. To be sure you get what you ordered and good quality it is always best to buy directly from one of the big brands.

Top 5 Cannabis myths

6 11 2008

mythsThere are almost more myths about cannabis then there are people that smoke it. Some people spread these rumours because its in their best business interest, like the DEA, paper industry or the petrochemical industry.

These issues are no surprise to the well informed cannabis enthusiast and even the experts sometimes have difficultly separating the facts from fiction.

In an attempt to help you separate facts from fiction we have composed a top 5 of cannabis myths:

With special thanks to for being the excellent source of information they are.

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