Category:  Marijuana News

By Russ Hudson, July 1, 2014 15 Marijuana News

Barcelona’s cannabis clubs have been under intense scrutiny and pressure by city administrators and police during the month of June, 2014. Clubs have been raided, staff and board members arrested and imprisoned and members have been harassed and ticketed in some cases. Several clubs have been closed permanently by Spanish police. Fortunately, many cannabis clubs in Barcelona have survived this onslaught, but according to some, this will only be a temporary reprieve. Next year, if some administrators have their way, the clubs will be shuttered. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, May 18, 2014 143 Marijuana News

Barcelona coffee shops are private by law; they are quite different than Amsterdam’s coffee shops or Denver’s dispensaries. I get several hundred emails each month from people asking questions about the coffee shops in Barcelona, and it’s obvious that there is a lot of misinformation out there. If you’re looking to get a membership at a coffee shop in Barcelona, it’s important that you understand that you will be held to a higher standard as a member. Therefore, you should commit these study points to memory so that – if you do become a member of a Barcelona coffee shop – you’ll be a valuable new member and not just a selfish turd that only cares about getting high. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, April 27, 2014 6 Marijuana News

The 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver fell on the fabled stoner’s holiday, 4/20. Tens of thousands of cannabis enthusiasts flocked to the Mile High City that week, and if you tried to buy some weed at a Denver dispensary you’d know they were there; long lines snaked out the door and down the sidewalk at many retail weed shops in the days before the Cup. Many shops were unprepared for the influx, although ultimately it seemed to me that there was more than enough weed for everyone.

I attended both days of the event and had an awesome time – there was so much to do that I missed out on quite a lot. However, I did manage to get a little more than 100 good photographs of the people, businesses and organizations behind the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup, and I’m happy to share them with you here.

By Russ Hudson, March 17, 2014 20 Marijuana News

Comparing Barcelona cannabis social clubs to Amsterdam coffee shops isn’t easy. In fact, it’s not really a fair comparison to attempt, but since so many people insist that one is better than the other, this post is designed to set the record straight in the most even-handed way possible. I’ve lived in Amsterdam and I’ve lived in Barcelona. I’ve done professional reviews of cannabis social clubs and coffee shops and weed strains found at each within the last few months (2013-2014), and what I’ve found is that you cannot definitively state that one is better than the other. Read Full Article Here

By Rachel Clark, February 12, 2014 0 Marijuana News

Learning how to store cannabis seeds shouldn’t be hard, but every red-eyed stoner thinks they have the perfect method and unfortunately many of them are just plain wrong. Not to mention there are a number of warnings that should go along with different types of cannabis seed storage methods that are often missed. Seriously – how many times have you acquired some seeds, only to lose 50% or more of them as duds? It happens all the time, and the primary reason is because people don’t know how to store cannabis seeds. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, February 6, 2014 11 Marijuana News

Cannabis supporters loudly proclaim that there will be no deaths as a result of marijuana legalization, but this just isn’t true. The fact is that the casualties of marijuana legalization will be vast and prolonged, but they won’t be what you’re expecting. It won’t be people dying off; it will be industries. Marijuana is a powerful opponent to many industries, and some of the most at-risk industries are the same ones that sought to kill the plant off to begin with. But now marijuana is back, and she’s come to claim her victims. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, January 20, 2014 2 Marijuana News

This seedbank review is for ASG in Amsterdam. I conducted this seedbank review in mid-December 2013 completely on a whim while writing about coffeeshops in the city. Ironically, I bought some seeds once at a nearby shop around 13 years ago, but I chickened out and left them behind when I flew back to the US. This time I was interested in learning more than in buying cannabis seeds, but if you’re looking for some premium cannabis seeds, ASG in Amsterdam has everything you need and more – including some marijuana strains developed exclusively by All Star Genetics. Read Full Seedbank Review Here

By Russ Hudson, November 18, 2013 2 Marijuana News

Marijuana is a wildly hot topic in the U.S., so it’s not surprising that media outlets are intensely reporting on the subject. This includes coverage of a spate of recent marijuana-related robberies that have led some to claim that marijuana legalization will result in an increased rate of crime; especially near dispensaries. However, compelling evidence indicates that this is not true and that banks are still the preferred target for robberies. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, November 15, 2013 1 Marijuana News

Are mankind and marijuana biological evolutionary partners that cannot be parted without significant consequences? A complex symbiotic relationship appears to exist between man and cannabis, and we see this connection in our physiochemical makeup, our cultural consciousness and memory, our incessant at-all-costs demand for the plant, and as recorded throughout human history. Ultimately, we are who we are today in large part because of our long relationship with the cannabis plant. This article examines the evidence supporting the co-evolution theory and discusses its importance and uncanny timeliness given the current worldwide marijuana legalization movement. Read Full Article Here.