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  Cannabis Seeds
Sensi Seed Bank varieties are the product of the very finest cannabis genetics.
For over 20 years, the Sensi Seed Bank has been collecting, preserving and interbreeding powerful, exotic and interesting strains of cannabis from every corner of the globe.
Sensi's cannabis seeds have been awarded more First Prizes and Cannabis Cups than those of any other breeder.
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Cannabis comes in a few different forms those being resin, dried herbs and liquid, in the UK it is mainly resin.
Cannabis is usually in the form of a block of resin and needs to be warmed so it becomes brittle and can then be broken down into small particles which are spread evenly along the joint, the papers are then rolled to form a cigarette.
Cannabis is still dangerous due to the damage to the lungs through smoking, it is also said that it is not a drug that is addictive, to some people it is, also using cannabis with tobacco the user could get addicted to the nicotine in tobacco and get dependent on cigarette's.
www.drugs-info.co.uk /drugpages/cannabis/cannabis.html   (976 words)

  Cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The genus Cannabis was formerly placed with nettles in the family Urticaceae or with mulberries in the family Moraceae, but is now considered along with hops (Humulus sp.) to belong to the family Cannabaceae.
Cannabis has three different forms of plant sexuality, with some plants being dioecious, and other plants being hermaphroditic or monoecious.
Cannabis is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Ghost Moth and The Nutmeg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cannabis   (1499 words)

 Cannabis (drug) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The drug cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant.
Cannabis has been consumed by humans for thousands of years; in the 20th century there was an upswing in the use of cannabis for recreational and religious purposes.
Cannabis may be orally consumed by blending it with ethanol or lipids.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marijuana   (5269 words)

 Drugs of Abuse Publication, Chapter 7
Cannabis sativa L., the cannabis plant, grows wild throughout most of the tropic and temperate regions of the world.
Prior to the advent of synthetic fibers, the cannabis plant was cultivated for the tough fiber of its stem.
Today, cannabis is illicitly cultivated, both indoors and out, to maximize its THC content, thereby producing the greatest possible psychoactive effect.
www.dea.gov /pubs/abuse/7-pot.htm   (950 words)

 The A-Z of Drugs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And cannabis oil which is dark and sticky and comes in a small jar.
People who grow cannabis in their homes will be arrested and prosecuted and might be charged with 'intent to supply' which has the same penalties as dealing.
Possessing cannabis is an offence whatever you're using it for.
www.talktofrank.com /azofdrugs/C/Cannabis.aspx   (1211 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | Cannabis
For instance, cannabis appears to be able to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy treatment given to cancer patients.
Cannabis is an anti-emetic, a drug that relieves nausea and allows patients to eat and live normally.
Cannabis analogues have been shown to prevent seizures in epileptic patients when given in combination with prescription drugs.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/health/medical_notes/227926.stm   (488 words)

 Cannabis in Lesotho - Discussion Paper 34
Cannabis cultivation and use as a drug are deeply entrenched in the region.
Furthermore, although cannabis cultivation is widespread in the mountains, and although all residents of the zones in question (and the country at large) are aware of this fact (as are all local, national and international authorities)—in short, although cannabis production is an open secret and enjoys de facto de-criminalisation—it nevertheless remains a very private activity.
Cannabis is sown with seeds obtained from the previous harvest or bought from a neighbour.
www.unesco.org /most/dslaniel.htm   (6946 words)

 Do You Know... Cannabis-CAMH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cannabis sativa, also known as the hemp plant, has been cultivated for centuries for industrial and medical use, and for its "psychoactive," or mind-altering, effects.
Rates of cannabis use among Ontario students have risen in recent years and are currently similar to the peak rates of the late 70s and early 80s.
Cannabis impairs depth perception, attention span and concentration, slows reaction time, and decreases muscle strength and hand steadiness - all of which may affect a person's ability to drive safely.
www.camh.net /About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Drug_and_Addiction_Information/cannabis_dyk.html   (1877 words)

 fact sheet - cannabis and mandrax use in South Africa
Cannabis (cannabis sativa) is a herbaceous plant containing more than 60 cannabinoid compounds, of which the main psychoactive constituent is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The THC content of cannabis varies according to the part of the plant used, with THC levels ranging between 0.5% to 5% for marijuana (dried flowering tops and leaves), 5% to 20% for hashish (compressed cannabis resin), and 15% to 20% for hashish oil (extracted from the flowering tops and resin).
Chronic cannabis use may lead to psychological dependence, characterised by deterioration in psychosocial functioning, tolerance for the effects of cannabis, and mild withdrawal symptoms on cessation of use (e.g.
www.sahealthinfo.org /admodule/cannabis.htm   (564 words)

 Cannabis, spliff, dope, weed - no- nonsense drug guide
Cannabis can be smoked with or without tobacco, filtered through water, cooled or inhaled using all manner of drug paraphernalia, or simply eaten.
The acute toxicity of cannabis and the cannabinoids is very low; no-one has ever died as a direct and immediate consequence of recreational or medical use.
Cannabis impairs mental functions such as attention, memory and performance and so can be dangerous for drivers and those who operate heavy machinery but, unlike alcohol, it does not increase risk-taking behaviour.
www.urban75.com /Drugs/drugdope.html   (950 words)

 CC11: Cannabis and the Christ: Jesus used Marijuana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cannabis is likely the most useful plant medicine in existence, and it has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments throughout history.
Dr Grinspoon also points to the positive results of cannabis and synthetic cannabidiol in the treatment of epilepsy obtained in a 1975 report, 21 and again in a 1980 study which concluded "for some patients cannabidiol combined with standard antileptics may be useful in controlling seizures.
In an earlier article (CC#5) the use of cannabis among the Jews prior to the Christian period was documented, and a recent archeological dig in Bet Shemesh near Jerusalem has confirmed that cannabis medicine was in use in the area up until the fourth century.
www.cannabisculture.com /backissues/cc11/christ.html   (5552 words)

 Journal - Cannabis Health
They do not include cannabis resin." She stated, "I am not without sympathy for what it is you are trying to do, and I accept that...
Looking at cannabis from a plant breeder's perspective, I saw a need to clarify matters of varietal difference, which is a plant breeder's territory.
Cannabis Health Journal has made great progress over the last 3+ years, in influencing the minds of the decision makers, giving support and a voice to those others in the movement and is continually a thorn in the side of the propaganda machine.
www.cannabishealth.com /site   (862 words)

 Cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
‘Cannabis’ is a plant that has three species, cannabis sativa, cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis.These plants (also known as hemp) grow in many parts of the world.
A cannabis plant may be male or female (or very occasionally it may be a hermaphrodite).
Cannabis is fat and alcohol soluble, but will not dissolve in water.
www.addaction.org.uk /Drugcannabis.htm   (846 words)

 Drugscope - DrugSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cannabis is a plant found wild in most parts of the world and is easily cultivated in temperate climates such as the UK's.
Cannabis oil is the least common form of cannabis found in the UK It is made by percolating a solvent through the resin.
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK and easily the illegal drug most likely to have been tried by young people.
www.drugscope.org.uk /druginfo/drugsearch/ds_results.asp?file=\wip\11\1\1\cannabis.html   (3759 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Cannabis - Index Page
Cannabis has an effect on the heart, similar to the effects of exercise.
The drug itself is derived from Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica, a plant related to nettles and hops that grows wild in many parts of the world.
Cannabis made federally illegal in the U.S. The American Government released "Reefer Madness," a sensationalist docudrama about the dangers of marijuana.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/hottopics/cannabis   (719 words)

 DrugInfo Clearinghouse (ADF) - Drug facts - Cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is some evidence that regular cannabis use increases the likelihood of psychotic symptoms occurring in an individual who is vulnerable due to a personal or family history of mental illness.
Cannabis also appears to make psychotic symptoms worse for those with schizophrenia and lowers the chances of recovery from a psychotic episode.
This means that using cannabis becomes far more important than other activities in their life. Some people crave the drug and find it very difficult to stop using it.
www.druginfo.adf.org.au /article.asp?ContentID=cannabis   (1160 words)

 UNODC - Bulletin on Narcotics - 1985 Issue 4 - 002
The use of cannabis causes prominent and predictable effects on the heart, including increased work-load, increased plasma volume and postural hypotension, which could impose threats to the cannabis users with hypertension, cerehrovascular disease or coronary arteriosclerosis.
Cannabis or tetrahydrocannabinol has damaging effects on the endocrine functions in both male and female of all animal species tested.
He suggested that patients who responded to cannabis inhalation with significant occular hypotension but without significant effects on the cardiovascular and central nervous systems should be instructed to continue their inhalation as out-patients.
www.unodc.org /unodc/bulletin/bulletin_1985-01-01_4_page003.html   (4070 words)

 NSW Health - Cannabis: what is the issue?
Cannabis is an illegal drug which has been growing in popularity among young people.
It is commonly referred to as marijuana, mull, weed, dope, grass, ganja, skunk and pot and gained popularity in Australia during the 1960s and 1970s as part of the hippie era.
Cannabis is usually smoked as a "joint" or through a "bong".
www.health.nsw.gov.au /health-public-affairs/publications/cannabis/cannabis.html   (400 words)

 Cannabis and psychosis - Better Health Channel.
Cannabis use can cause drug-induced psychosis, trigger the first episode of a psychotic illness or make a pre-existing psychotic illness worse.
If someone has a predisposition to a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, use of drugs such as cannabis may trigger the first episode in what can be a lifelong, disabling condition.
Cannabis use generally makes psychotic symptoms worse and lowers the chances of recovery from a psychotic episode.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Cannabis_and_psychosis?OpenDocument   (581 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Cannabis mental health risk probe
Cannabis was reclassified last year so that police could target hard drugs.
Most medical experts agree that smoking cannabis in itself does not cause mental illness, but that people who are predisposed to psychosis are much more likely to develop symptoms if they use the drug regularly.
But Steve Barker, of the Campaign to Legalise Cannabis Association, said that by prohibiting cannabis it was preventing information about its use being readily available, while cannabis could in fact aid those with medical problems.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4218851.stm   (644 words)

 Cannabis sativa
Three types of narcotics are produced: hashish (bhang), the dried leaves and flowers of male and female shoots; ganja, dried unfertilized inflorescences of special female plants; and charas, the crude resin, which is probably the strongest.
Modern medicine uses cannabis in glaucoma and alleviating the pains of cancer and chemotherapy.
As Cannabis sativa has been cultivated for over 4,500 years for different purposes, many varieties and cultivars have been selected for specific purposes, as fiber, oil or narcotics.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/duke_energy/Cannabis_sativa.html   (2270 words)

 Home Office | Tackling Drugs Changing Lives | Statement on the classification of cannabis and harm reduction measures
Our aim is to provide effective education in school about the risks posed by cannabis, to send the right messages about the harms the drug does and to equip young people with the knowledge and courage to make the right decisions.
They are focused upon reducing the use of cannabis and I believe that reduction of use should be the goal of all our drugs policies, whether the drug is legal or illegal.
For example many people wrongly interpreted the reclassification of cannabis to mean that cannabis was not harmful and that its use was acceptable and even legal.
www.drugs.gov.uk /news-events/latest-news/901-cannabis-classification   (1232 words)

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