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New York: An Epicentre of Cannabis and Social Change

Who would ever have thought that setting fire to a tiny amount of a common herb could lead not only a better sex life and jazz but also several years in prison? Such was the paradoxical history of cannabis use...

Making Hashish: History and Production

The psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant can be enjoyed in several kinds of preparation. The simplest way is to collect and then either smoke or eat the dried, resinous buds of mature female plants, most...

The Women Who Changed Cannabis Policy In The US And The UK

While the legal situation around cannabis in the US differs greatly from that in the UK, one key similarity binds the two nations: in both countries, women have provided the driving force for change...

Category - History/Culture

Cannabis history and culture.

Women In Weed: A Herstory

Cannabis consuming and weed growing women are on the rise, as are the numbers of us working in all aspects of the cannabis industry. Yet many women feel that this is still a male dominated space and that women’s...

Cannabis in Africa

Globally, cannabis has many associations with Africa, one notable example being in the lyrics of Bob Marley. In another blog (‘How cannabis became illegal’), it was explained how cannabis culture was introduced into the...

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...