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By Russ Hudson, January 9, 2016 0 Marijuana History

Colonel Mulligan’s face turned grim when he saw the enemy advancing from behind heavy bales of hemp. This battle, he knew, could be his last. Summoned just days earlier, Mulligan was tasked with fortifying the Union Army’s position at Lexington, Missouri in the third week of September, 1861. It was a seemingly impossible mission from the start; the Colonel’s men were outnumbered by more than 3 to 1. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, January 7, 2016 17 Marijuana Recipes

Cannabis infused coconut oil is perhaps the safest, cleanest and most effective type of medical marijuana oil available. Coconut cannabis oil is easy and inexpensive to make and requires no special equipment, which means that anyone can produce their own high-quality therapeutic oil. This article contains all of the information you need to make your own extremely potent cannabis infused coconut oil. Read Full Recipe Here

By Russ Hudson, December 8, 2015 4 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Oregon Huckleberry marijuana strain is an indica-dominant hybrid swiftly becoming renowned for its strongly berry profile. A unique strain that blends some of the most interesting and hardest-hitting genetics, Oregon Huckleberry has become one of my favorite strains in 2015. Read Full Strain Review

By Russ Hudson, November 16, 2015 0 Marijuana Organizations

The Cannabis College in Amsterdam is a non-profit organization that offers educational services and activism related to cannabis. Dedicated to helping people learn about hemp and marijuana, the Cannabis College opened in 1998. Today its passion for service and influence in the cannabis industry has made it a household name in this Dutch city famous for its coffeeshops. In fact, if you’re in Amsterdam and you don’t visit the Cannabis College, you’re missing out on a fundamental part of the marijuana culture that exists in the most famous of all 420-friendly cities. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, November 14, 2015 6 Marijuana News

Police in Barcelona may be conducting a renewed crackdown on the city’s many marijuana enthusiasts. While cannabis in Spain and particularly in Catalonia is legal to varying degrees, possession or consumption of any amount of weed in public is grounds for searches, seizures, fines, harassment and even arrest. In the last week this author has received numerous reports of Barcelona’s police or “Mossos d’Esquadra” targeting people for petty marijuana possession charges. This article discusses two of those cases where details were available, and in both instances the amount of cannabis in question was less than 2 grams. Additionally, in each case the marijuana was acquired legally in a professional private cannabis club. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, July 17, 2015 7 Weed Accessories

The Chameleon Monsoon spill-proof water pipe is the ultimate portable water filtration device. I’ve been smoking for more than a quarter century and this pipe has become my all-time favorite piece. It smokes like a bong but carries like a pipe and provides huge, smooth, well-filtered hits. The Chameleon Monsoon is markedly better than any traditional pipe I have used and gives most full size glass bongs a run for their money too. Read Full Water Pipe Review Here

By Russ Hudson, July 2, 2015 29 Marijuana Editorial

Progressive European marijuana policy is likely being hindered by the vast majority of EU citizen cannabis users who mix tobacco with their marijuana. In fact, this practice is so common that Americans such as myself seem out of place in Europe when we smoke joints, pipes or bongs consisting of pure marijuana. But more importantly, the European practice of mixing tobacco with marijuana also means that it’s no wonder Europe isn’t advancing the medical marijuana agenda like in North America. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, April 25, 2015 14 Marijuana Strain Reviews

Zombie Kush marijuana strain is one of the hardest-hitting Indicas this author has ever had the pleasure of smoking. This particular batch of Zombie Kush was produced by La Mesa cannabis club in Barcelona, Spain. This is important information because in my opinion, Zombie Kush is not only the most potent Indica in Catalonia so far for 2015, it’s also the most medically-valuable, as this review will attest. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, April 13, 2015 0 Marijuana News

The Hash Marijuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam is one of the world’s best and most well-known museums dedicated to the cannabis plant in all of its forms and uses. A small but comprehensive museum, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum beautifully and simply showcases the history, people, industries and stories of what many consider to be the most important plant in the world; Cannabis. Read Full Review Here

By Russ Hudson, March 31, 2015 15 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Choko marijuana strain is the best sativa in Spain, and probably the best Sativa this author has ever sampled. The Choko strain is derived primarily from a Nepalese landrace Sativa and phenotypes of Chocolope. Developed by the breeding and genetics team associated with Club Choko in Barcelona, the Choko weed strain is one of the most unique and potent types of cannabis available anywhere. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, March 30, 2015 80 Cannabis Club Reviews

Dr. Dou cannabis club in Barcelona Spain is one of the city’s newest and best private marijuana associations. As one of the most unique and interesting private cannabis clubs in Barcelona, Dr. Dou is difficult to categorize. If I had to describe it in a word, I’d choose “Speakeasy,” because that’s what it’s like; a 1930’s style upper class speakeasy managed and frequented by intelligent artist types without agendas. Boasting a convenient location and an excellent selection of marijuana sufficient enough to satisfy even the discerning cannabis connoisseur, Dr. Dou is one of the best cannabis clubs in Barcelona. Read Full Review Here

By Russ Hudson, February 9, 2015 74 Cannabis Club Reviews

Which is the best cannabis club in Barcelona? That really depends on what you’re looking for, but since I get this question from readers quite frequently, I’ll detail what I consider to be the 5 best smoker’s clubs in my favorite city in the world, Barcelona. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, January 28, 2015 6 Marijuana News

The Spannabis Hemp Fair in Barcelona (referred to locally as Spannabis Feria del Canamo) will be held on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March, 2015. Spannabis – Europe’s largest cannabis event – will be located as usual at the Fira de Cornella event center in Barcelona, Spain. The event is primarily an industry trade show similar to the High Times Cannabis Cup, with Spannabis featuring its own awards show and entertainment. Read Full Article Here

By Russ Hudson, January 26, 2015 40 Marijuana Stories

I am finally coming out of the cannabis closet. Many people in my life have no idea who I really am, but with this article they are about to find out. I am Russ Hudson, director of and founder and editor of I have been using marijuana for a variety of purposes since I was 12 years old, though I never would have guessed that a quarter century later my profession would be exclusively based in the cannabis industry. For the many people in my life just learning this information and finding it in poor taste, I invite you to read this article, do some research of your own, or kindly make your exit. This is who I am, and this is what I do. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, January 7, 2015 0 Cannabis Club Reviews

Grey Area coffeeshop in Amsterdam is one of the most popular and well established coffeeshops in the Dutch city. Recommended to me for more than 2 years by a great many of my clients and associations, Grey Area coffeeshop had always been skipped on my rounds of the shops there. In the fall of 2014 I finally visited Grey Area located at Oude Leliestraat 2, and though I really like the place for its friendly staff and excellent cannabis, there is one major flaw with this notorious Amsterdam coffeeshop that was quite surprising to me. Read Full Coffeeshop Review Here

By Russ Hudson, December 20, 2014 13 Marijuana News

Catalonia’s parliament took a symbolic step this fall by making regulations for cannabis clubs in the form of recommendations; but with no specific plan for implementation or enforcement. The initial proposal was laid out in June, but session talks stalled repeatedly and the resolution was not passed until early November. Meanwhile, police spent the summer investigating, raiding and ultimately closing more than 60 cannabis clubs in Barcelona. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, December 13, 2014 4 Cannabis Club Reviews

Coffeeshop Reefer is located at 77 Sint Antoniesbreestraat in Amsterdam. Situated near the Rembrandt Museum and close to the open air market at Waterlooplein, Coffeeshop Reefer is just outside of the red light district but still readily accessible. Surprisingly, the shop is neighbors with Bluebird Coffeeshop, but Reefer is often far less busy. However, I greatly prefer Reefer Coffeeshop to Bluebird, and this review should make it pretty clear why I think you’ll feel the same. Read Full Coffeeshop Review Here

By Russ Hudson, December 13, 2014 3 Marijuana Recipes

Learning how to make cannabis oil is simple, effective and relatively safe if you use the right equipment and take the proper safety precautions. Anyone can learn how to make cannabis oil; even people who don’t use cannabis at all. This means that if you are learning how to make cannabis oil (also called hemp oil, Rick Simpson oil and Phoenix Tears) for a loved one who is ill, you can feel confident that you can produce a fine grade oil that is safe to use and – in many cases – will significantly improve the quality of life of the individual who is responsibly using it. Read Full Article Here.

By Russ Hudson, December 11, 2014 0 Cannabis Club Reviews

The Doors Coffee Shop in Amsterdam is located on the beautiful and popular Singel canal. With stunning décor, a great location, friendly and welcoming staff and a proprietary cannabis strain called Morrison Haze, The Doors is easily the best coffee shop in Amsterdam. Even if you don’t like The Doors rock ‘n roll group or you have no idea who they were, you will still find that The Doors Coffee Shop will meet your every expectation of what a great Amsterdam coffee shop should be. Read Full Coffeeshop Review Here

By Russ Hudson, December 8, 2014 2 Cannabis Club Reviews

Voyagers Coffeeshop & Hotel in Amsterdam is located close to Centraal Station and the Damrak. I discovered Voyagers while walking about in Amsterdam’s famously seedy red light district and was pleased to learn that the place is both a coffeeshop and a hotel. I went to Voyagers with expectations for a simple but relaxing evening after several days of exhausting travel, but that didn’t happen. In fact, the experience was so terrible that it permeated the entire next day – even hours after I had checked out – and overall I wished I had stayed somewhere else. Read Full Coffeeshop Review Here.