Southern local sativas in Colombia

Up on the Andes Mountains in Colombia, we found several microclimates, this, at that time favoured  the Country  to have many local sativas that adapted over the years obtaining great diversity and with this climatic diversity creating unique plants. To the South of Colombia, crossing the Andes mountain range, we could find there are large …

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Cannabis and the immune system

Weakening of the immune response By “immune response” we mean the defensive capacity of lymphocytes (white blood cells) against infectious diseases, foreign protein substances and probably also against certain forms of cancer. The hypothesis that the use of cannabis damages the immune response is launched, with much journalistic clamor, by G. Nahas with the article …

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Cannabis and psychosis

Long-term harm The problem of documentation Cannabis has been classified illegal for no specific scientific reason. We therefore started from a situation in which the harmfulness of this substance was, in some way, a postulate: it is considered harmful simply because it is illegal. It has been so that for some decades the institutions (political, …

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Cannabis: Acute negative reactions

Acute negative reactions The use of cannabis, like any other substance, can cause “acute negative reactions”, that is, physical or mental disorders related to the administration of a single dose. They must be distinguished from “chronic negative reactions”, which derive from the prolonged use of the substance and generally have a permanent character, affecting the …

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Cannabis: intoxication levels

The effects of cannabis vary greatly depending on the levels of intoxication. In his research, Tart developed a statistical picture of the relationship between levels of intoxication and effects; we summarize here the results. At low levels of intoxication, the typical effects are the modification of sound perceptions and the tendency towards non-noise. At medium …

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Cannabis and the concept of “Drugs”

Is cannabis a drug? To properly frame the issue, a hint to the definition of the concept of “drugs” is essential. From a pharmacological point of view, it is a drug “Any chemical, natural or artificial, that modifies the psychology or mental activity of human beings” (J. Delay). This definition includes, in addition to drugs …

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KALAMATA RED

History of Kalamata Red: Kalamata Red was very popular in Greece within the circles of underground artists and people from the 70’s and  early 80’s. By 2002, it was widely known throughout Greece and in some coffee shops in Amsterdam as the best quality Greek cannabis strain. Severe government laws between 1995 – 2000 resulted …

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Cannabis, history, the plant and more

The exact place of origin of cannabis has not been clarified so far, it is generally believed to correspond to Central Asia. While the use of the plant for the manufacture of fabrics is witnessed by finds from the Neolithic era in China (5200-6200 years ago), the medicinal use is documented in a famous writing …

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The new European cannabis phase

1798: Napoleon Bonaparte lands in Alexandria with thirty thousand French soldiers and two thousand cannons. He defeats the Mamelukes’ army near the Pyramids, and conquers Cairo, all through one of those flash wars of which the French general was a specialist. Two years earlier, with a similar military operation, it had conquered the Lombardy region …

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Lebanese Hash: The entire production chain

Lebanon is a country that has fascinated us deeply. As soon as we landed in the middle of the night, we took a local mini bus that took us straight into the heart of the Bekaa valley. Arriving in the early hours of the morning with the sun just starting to illuminate the peaks of …

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