The arrival of cannabis in New Caledonia

NEW CALEDONIA - ILE LOYAUTE

Cannabis arrived only a few decades ago on this French Pacific island, some tribal elders talk about 1950 (World War II) with the presence of Americans. Others evoke the 60’s and 70’s with the Hippie / Woodstock period; There are many legends about it and some even speak of several hundred years, something that could …

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Cretan cannabis

Crete cultivar

The Cretan is another classic heirloom strain from Greece, the seeds from this domesticate plant were collected in the early 90’s from mountainous villages of Rethymno area on the island of Crete.These 90’s Cretan genetics, due to the outdoor open pollination techniques, contain high genetic diversity and expressing various phenotypes with similar characteristics and superior …

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Lebanese Red and Blonde hash plants

Lebanese cannabis plants

The origins of cannabis cultivation in Lebanon date back several centuries ago, being a major tradinggood already in Ottoman times. Indeed, the Ottoman Empire was in constant need of cannabis fibre tosupply its Navy, thus developing a huge hemp industry throughout its territories. Traditionally, cannabishas been grown in Lebanon in different areas, although it is …

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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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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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Cannabis: A plant with enigmatic origins

In recent years, in several regions of the world, there has been a revaluation of the medicinal and food properties of Cannabis, as well as of its use as a raw material in the industrial sectors (textiles, construction, paper, energy, etc.), teaches about better eco-sustainability compared to the “traditional” oil and deforestation industries. Hemp is …

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Punto Rojo by The Landrace Team

The name Punto Rojo speaks for itself. The pistils of the flowers of these plants are red. This is why it’s called so. It comes from the mountains of the interior of the country. In Colombia the area is called Tierradentro an it literally means The Land of the interior. Plants are, or should we …

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On Southern Italian Cannabis and its preparations in place of Cannabis indica

Indian hemp, Cannabis Indica, has always been present in the oldest herbariums as a remedy for various disorders. And the Cannabis Sativa? The Chinese referred to it as a medicine for all ailments already 4000 years before Christ, the Indians, in addition to the therapeutic virtues for the body, exalted the healing ones for the …

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Cannabis in Iran

Cannabis in Iran: Situated between Afghanistan’s extensive poppy fields and eager Western markets, Iran has an extensive history of domestic opium, alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use dating back centuries. In recent decades, heroin has become more popular. Most recently, the use of methamphetamine has increased and is reportedly in demand across the social spectrum, from …

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The Terpenes in Cannabis

Some Cannabis users describe the psychoactive effects of C. Indica and Sativa as distinctive, even opposite. Are they really? Beyond reports  by users, is there a clear evidence for  “pharmacologically” different cannabis species? There are, biochemically,  distinct cannabis strains, but the sativa / indica distinction, as commonly applied in secular literature, is a total absurdity …

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