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Thu
10
Jul

How 710 Became a National Hash Holiday

What are Dabs? Fundamentally, “Dabs” are hash. Unlike traditional hashish, the term describes hash extracted with Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, or Solventless. Thus, “Dabs” are a more potent form of hash that comes in varying forms. Like traditional hash, extract artists use techniques that ultimately pull out resin, trichomes, and THC, binding them together for a far more dense and potent substance than cannabis. Unlike hash, the “Dab” extraction process is a more thorough approach that maximizes the concentration of the THC present in cannabis.

Before we go in Dab-Depth, here's an Infographic that describes the basics of Dabs in visual form--and why 7/10 holds a special meaning for hash heads:

 

Fri
04
Jul

'For our love of dagga we go to court'

The "Dagga Couple" Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs fight for legislation of recreational use. (Delwyn Verasamy)

The media dubbed them the “Dagga Couple”, but Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs have made the name their own, proudly carrying on a campaign to have the recreational use of dagga legalised in South Africa.

Nomenclature is important to them. They’re not fighting for marijuana (“Americanism”, says Jules) or hemp (“industrial cannabis”) or medical marijuana (“it confuses the real value of the plant”) or dope (“a 1950s propaganda word”), but dagga, cannabis or zol (“good local names for a great local plant”).

Thu
03
Jul

Investing in marijuana: Pipe dreams or path to profits?

Marijuana sales are spreading across the nation thanks to the growing legalization of the drug. Now a new financial firm, KindBanking, wants to be the financial backbone for the hemp and cannabis industry.

"Think of us as the GE Capital of this under-served, but potential multi-billion dollar industry," said KindBanking's founder and CEO David Dinenberg.

Wed
02
Jul

Alzheimer’s Caused By Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows

Early deficits in Alzheimer’s may be caused by blockage of the brain’s cannabinoids, according to new research out of Stanford University.

Clumps of protein in the brain, called beta-amyloid plaques, are the primary marker of Alzheimer’s disease. For long, scientists knew that these clumps interfered with memory signals in the brain — but they weren’t sure how.

Mon
30
Jun

Tasmania mooted as growing site for medicinal cannabis

The bid to legalise cannabis for medical use is gaining momentum, and Tasmania has been suggested as a growing site.

A cross-party delegation from New South Wales will be in Tasmania next week for a site visit and will meet the state Health Minister.

NSW MP Kevin Anderson, who is working on a private member's bill to legalise medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill in that state, will lead the delegation.

Tasman Health Cannabinoids, a private company, is proposing trials to grow medical cannabis after conducting extensive tests in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

Medicinal cannabis is being touted as a crop that would complement Tasmania's lucrative poppy harvest.

Fri
27
Jun

British Celebrities Call For Drug Law Reform In UK | The Fix

Some of the biggest celebrities in Britain lent their signatures to a letter directed at the country’s prime minister, asking for the current government policy on illegal drugs to be reviewed.

Russell Brand, Sting, and Sir Richard Branson were among the 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers, and health experts who signed the letter to PM David Cameron. It came as part of a global call to action to protest the war on drugs, with rallies held in over 100 cities worldwide yesterday including Paris, Mexico City, and Rome.

Fri
27
Jun

Kids Treated for Marijuana Addiction Reaches Record High in United Kingdom | The Fix

A record number of children are being treated for addiction to marijuana, according to statistics compiled by Public Health England.

Last year, a total of 13,581 youth under age 18 received medical treatment for drug addiction, citing marijuana as their main problem drug. The number marks a 50% increase over seven years, and includes 200 children age 12 or below.

Thu
26
Jun

Sting Admits Using Drugs As a 'Creative Tool' | The Fix

When it comes to making music, pop star Sting has some other tricks up his sleeve besides tantric sex. In a recent interview, the former frontman for The Police endorsed marijuana as a “creative tool” that has helped him pen some of his biggest hits.

Wed
25
Jun

Caroline Lucas gives backing to pro medicinal cannabis group

A MEDICAL alliance supporting the use of medicinal cannabis has received the backing of a Brighton MP.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be one of the guest speakers at the United Patients Alliance launch night in Brighton.

At the top of the agenda will be a discussion of cannabis as a medicine.

Organiser of the event, Clark French, was diagnosed with MS in 2010.

Mr French revealed that since he has been taking cannabis, his pain, tremors and spasms have been reduced and he no longer has bladder problems.

He said: “It’s been absolutely life changing, I’ve gone from being bed-bound to walking. I’m not cured but my life is considerably better.”

Tue
24
Jun

UK Edging Closer To Legalisation Of Cannabis?

Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear.

Delegates at the British Medical Association's annual representative meeting in Harrogate are to debate whether cannabis should be legalised.

A motion has been tabled calling on the doctors' union to promote the legalisation of the drug.

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Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear

Geoffrey Lewis, a retired consultant from Leicester, will present the motion saying: "Too often the focus on drug use and addiction is from a criminal justice rather than a public health point of view.

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