Seedsman Blog

Indian soldiers who revere bhāṅg: The Nihangs

Having travelled overland from England, I arrived in September 1977 at the Attari-Wagah border-crossing between Pakistan and India, in the Punjab. Among the first people I saw in India were bearded soldiers on...

Getting High in China

Before 1985, only a small number of tourists were able to get permits to visit a restricted number of places in China. Beginning in1985, it became possible to get an individual tourist visa to visit most...

Le Club Des Hachichins: The World’s First And Coolest Cannabis Club

Paris in the mid-nineteenth century was an achingly cool place to be, emerging as the epicentre of the Romantic artistic movement that produced some of the greatest paintings and novels the world has ever seen...

Category - History/Culture

Cannabis history and culture.

Getting High in China

Before 1985, only a small number of tourists were able to get permits to visit a restricted number of places in China. Beginning in1985, it became possible to get an individual tourist visa to visit most places in the...

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...