Tag Archives: cannabis

Cannabis chronicles: Cannabis in North America

[responsivevoice_button]` In Chris Bennett’s book Green Gold:  Marijuana in Magic and Religion he says, “there is some very good physical evidence that indicates cannabis played a part in some of the native cultures prior to the arrival of Columbus.”  In 1985, Bill Fitzgerald discovered resin scrapings of 500-year-old pipes in Morriston, Ontario containing “traces of […]

Mega Micro Madness – SourD chop

Greetings Sentient Beings of the planet Earth, Well I finally got around to cutting the SourD’s, one purple and one green, they are both very nice looking mini trees. They have been flowering since the 7th June 2015, so about 12 1/2 weeks :) First a picture from 22 June 2015 and one from the […]

Cannabis museums tour

Let’s start our journey through cannabis museums from Europe, and more specifically Berlin, Germany, where is located the Hemp Museum. Hanf Museum, as it is called in German, is exclusively devoted to the agricultural, manufacturing and industrial as well as legal aspects of the use of hemp. The aim of the exhibition is to do […]

Cannabis chronicles: France in 19th century

[responsivevoice_button]` In 1840s Dr Jacques Moreau used cannabis to treat mental illness. The sources suggested that he probably used cannabis himself during his travelling in the Arab countries in his youth. And Dr Moreau was not the only one familiar with cannabis because it was brought to France by Napoleon’s solders after returning from the […]

Autoflower Portal Free Magazine – Issue 2, Jan-Jun 2015

Due to the huge interest in Autoflower Portal free magazine, issue 1 we decided to release issue 2 earlier this year, covering publications from Jan-Jun 2015.  The second edition of the magazine features cannabis research articles, interviews, strain reviews, practical tips and many more. It will allow you to get insight of some of the […]

Mega Micro Madness – AutoFire99 chop

Greetings Herbalising Humans, So today it is AutoFire99 day, all three were cut and trimmed. Trimming is simple when there is little on there to trim. All three AutoFire99 plants are super frosty, rock solid and stink much like cat piss, I cannot wait to vape my face off with some :) They are 69 […]

Cannabis chronicles: Europe after 500 AD

[responsivevoice_button]` Hemp was used to manufacture ropes and riggings for sailing. Also cannabis was recognised for its analgesic properties, for treating gastrointestinal disorders, oedema and a plaster for boils in the twelfth century. In the middle ages cannabis, opium and alcohol were some of the less well known ingredients used in witch cult and they […]

Cannabis synergies: cannabinoids and terpenoids

Terpenoids are responsible for the aroma of the cannabis plant. Currently there are over 200 terpenoids. Although their yield is less than 1% in most cannabis asseys, they may represent 10% of trichome content. The most common monoterpenoids (limonene, myrcene, pinene) are lost at the rate of 5% before processing but their lost is much […]

THC in food and cosmetics

There is lots of controversy regarding THC in food and cosmetics product. In doses typical for cannabis consumers THC is not genotoxic, mutagenic or carcinogenic. If THC is applied directly in extremely high doses to cells it reduces the synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins. However, these effects are not specific and do not occur […]

Mega Micro Madness: The Chop

Greetings tree killers, The time has come to end the lives of the older ones as I need the space for more. Every one of the plants is rock hard and very frosty, trimming was as easy as it gets, snip snip done. Most plants when grown this way end up as a bud on […]

Cannabis trichomes – structure and functions

This review is dedicated to cannabis trichomes and their structure and functions. Glandular stalked trichomes A microscope study of glandular stalked trichomes, situated on the bracts on cannabis plants shows the following correlation between trichome colour and density. It is known that glandular stalked trichomes are involved in THC production. Score Density Colour 1 Maximum […]

Cannabis chronicles: South America

[responsivevoice_button]` It was generally accepted that hemp was introduced to Chile by the Spanish during their conquest of 1545 onwards. It was also known that cannabis use was boosted by the arrival of African slaves in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. But latest research of German archeologists identified cannabinoids in various tissues from seventy-two Peruvian […]

Mega Micro Madness… continues! – part II

Greetings Pole Melters, It has been way to long since I fixed a post up….my bad! Anyhow things have started to go reasonably well with the newer ones, the PH has been a nightmare swinging all over the place…mostly too high (me and the PH) so over the last week or two I have been […]

Cannabis chronicles: Ancient India

[responsivevoice_button]` The earliest record of cannabis in Indian literature is dated as early as 2000 BC – “bhang”, however it is not clear if it is direct reference of cannabis or another sacred plant. According to written sources the plant was known in India at least from 1000 BC. It is recommended for treatment of […]

Cannabis chronicles: Persia and Arabia

[responsivevoice_button]` The term “hashish” comes from Arabian phrase “hashish al kief”, which means, “dried herb of pleasure”. In the ancient Arabic drug formulary, Makhsanul aldawaiya, cannabis is described as “a cordial, a bile absorber, and an appetizer, and its moderate use prolongs life. It quickens the fancy, deepens thought and sharpens judgment.” In the Herbarium […]
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