The Sensible Cannabis Consumer: Regs, Mid and High grade – is some weed worth more than others?

Some time ago the UK experienced a phenomenon colloquially known as ‘grit weed’. It’s rumoured high level Dutch gangs were spraying growing plants with silica sand, which would end up inside the bud as the plant grew around it, resembling trichomes to the naked eye and adding a significant amount of weight to large harvests. There was an abundance in the UK and the only reason it disappeared was because after some time consumers wised up and refused to buy it. The same thing needs to happen with low quality…

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The Sensible Cannabis Consumer: Cannabis & Tobacco

As part of a series on Harm Reduction we take a look at the relationship between cannabis and tobacco use in Britain and how the culture of mixing the two has lead to some strange beliefs about cannabis alone. Throughout the UK and Europe the tradition of smoking cannabis has coincided and become almost synonymous with tobacco. For the last 50 years or so, rolling a spliff has involved rolling a large cone shaped cigarette with a sprinkle of cannabis laced through it, usually without the aid of a cotton…

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Why the Cannabis industry is set to be the most tightly regulated in the world.

It seems like every other day we hear a new story about a medical marijuana bill being passed here, a government supporting research there, or an imminent vote on legislation. With 25 US states and the District of Columbia having some form of medical marijuana on the books, and Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and DC all having legalised recreational marijuana, it seems fair to say that Pandora’s box has well and truly been opened.  The likelihood of going back to a prohibitionist era with regards to cannabis seems slim to…

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The Search for CBD Cannabis in Amsterdam…

Amsterdam has, for the last 40 plus years held the title as the Mecca for cannabis consumers with its liberal stance and wide access to a large number of tolerated coffeeshops. The Netherlands has also found itself as the first country to prescribe cannabis flowers for a range of medical conditions. There are several varieties patients can choose from some containing high amounts of THC and little to no CBD and others that contain a mix of the two in standardised ratios. Traditionally the cost of these strains has been…

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary Receive On-line Backlash Over Pointless Cannabis Raid

On 30th of July Avon and Somerset Constabulary posted  a picture to their Facebook page boasting of a “successful Misuse of Drugs Act warrant” being exercised and it didn’t go down too well.  The picture, presumably a still taken from a helmet cam worn by one of the officers due to the image quality, shows three visible officers in full protective riot armour. Stab proof vests, helmets with full face protection and elbow length protective gloves similar to Batman. One of the officers is smashing in the front door with a…

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