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Cannabis Max: India before Prohibition

Overland to India: Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan Leaving Europe and travelling overland to India in 1977, it was apparent that although smoking hash was quite common in Turkey, it was also dangerous there. In a...

How Cannabis Has Shaped World Religions

The use of cannabis for spiritual purposes predates the development of institutionalised religion, and archaeological findings suggest that the plant may have played a prominent role in the formation of...

How Cannabis Became Illegal: Egypt, the USA and the UN

Sūfīs spread the use of hashish As discussed in another blog (‘Radical Sūfīs’), recreational cannabis use was spread widely in the Islamic world, all the way from Spain to China, mostly by radical Sūfīs, known...

Category - History/Culture

Cannabis history and culture.

Cannabis as an Aphrodisiac

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...

Rest In Peace Jules Stobbs

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...

The Psychoactive Effects of Cannabis

Even though cannabis has been periodically cultivated in Europe for various purposes—such as for rope, cloth and oil—for several millennia, interest in the psychoactive effects first properly developed in the West...

Cannabis Plant Varieties

Cannabis plant diversity The cannabis plant has been growing on Earth since at least the last ice age, around 12,000 years ago. Due to travel, cultivation, selective breeding, trade and global seafaring, numerous...