Astronauts have taken medication to space since the early days of off-planet exploration—but next spring, a Colorado company plans to be the first to send plant cultures of coffee and hemp, a variety of marijuana, to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission will test if zero gravity will mutate or genetically alter the plants, so presumably someday you can have a CBD-infused coffee on Mars.
In the announcement by ANVISA, the National Agency for Health Surveillance of Brazil, a new class of medical cannabis products will be prescribed by doctors and sold through pharmacies, enabling safe and legal patient access.
The Liberal Democrats have a pledge to legalise cannabis in their manifesto.
Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting.
Mexico’s new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming government of Luxembourg. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is considering a referendum on what its approach should be.
country legend Willie Nelson played two shows at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre and gave an interview to local news station KSAT-TV about touring life and his career-long love affair with cannabis. In the chat, the 86-year-old musician revealed, “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful.” Because of that, he’s given up smoking pot: “I don’t smoke anymore [to] take better care of myself,” he explained.
the Government has released the draft legislation that would govern the growth, sale and use of recreational cannabis should New Zealand vote ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum, Laura Walters reports
Adequate lighting, proper ventilation, a good substrate and a balanced feeding regime are key aspects to growing great cannabis.
The last point is probably one of the hardest to deal with, as it involves assessing the needs of the plants by just looking at them, and this, however necessary for proper plant development, often takes an expert eye.
Read on to find out how to identify at a glance the main nutrient deficiencies and excesses that can affect cannabis plants.
The Home Office is to be asked to try to break the deadlock over securing a medicinal cannabis prescription for a severely epileptic boy.
The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used marijuana to treat their head pain.
If you’re the type of individual who likes to keep a close tab on all things up and coming, you might have heard the rumors flying around the underground that some plucky people are attempting to make a perfume based on the fine aroma of our favorite plant species. A high-grade fragrance if you will. Now, I spoke to a few people who dismissed the idea as a pipe-dream and others who felt it was their chance to pull out the old soap-box and start spouting off about something before they knew all the facts – ‘why would you want to smell of weed?’, they said, ‘surely you want something to hide it, not make it more obvious!’. And maybe they had a point. I love the smell of flowering crops and freshly cured buds but there’s always that worry that you might be picked up on someone’s olfactory radar when you move into a ‘clean zone’. Nevertheless, I was intrigued by the idea.