Strain. Short stuff seeds, ONYX autoflowering cannabis strain review.
Appearance. Nice dark green buds with some round calyx formations reminiscent of some of the bud formations you usually see in Amnesia/super silver haze and a few of the other hazy strains. Some bring orange hairs and a fair amount of trichome coverage.
Aroma/flavour. A little planty at first but this is over whelmed by the citrus fresh aroma when the buds are broken into. The taste is nice, more earthy and less citrus then the aroma. Not much of the ruduarlis comes through in the aroma or flavour which Is a positive for me.
Effects. A nice in between, I don’t feel too stoned or couch locked, neither has it given me bundles of energy to go and do loads of stuff. Relatively good for pain – the MS hug has definitely reduced in severity so it must be good for spasticity too.
Comments. A nice little strain, and I say little on purpose – short stuff seeds are designed to grow well you guessed it – pretty dam short. They are perfect for people who do not have much space but would like a plant or two. I can see it doing well in a PC grow box. Not the nicest of their strains I have ever tried, that goes to their Himalaya blue diesel! Over all a good smoke and one which id like to try again.
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K3M – medical cannabis strain review.
Strain . K3M
Appearance. Nice compact bud, quite light in colour, some of the leaf is yellowing which I think means this has been left to end properly.
Aroma/flavour. Smells very nice, almost sweet distinctly chemmy smell, also a little planty and earthy. Taste is more on the planty side but is very nice.
Effects. Very nice sativa energy flow, got my mind racing and thinking outside of the box.
Comments. Nice strain, good colours and quite a lasting high.
Cannabis strain review.
Strain, Mystery Kush, Genetics unknown
Appearance: lighter pastel greens with quite airy buds with plenty of trichome content, this has been dried well and is looks quite big. Quite a few leaves but most are so heavy in trichomes it is easy to see why they have been left on.
Aroma/flavour. A little spicy, very rich and earthy. Taste is really nice more woody on the exhale and more earthy on the inhale.
Effects. Definitely high in THC, not a gradual build up more of a hit you in the face with every toke. Very nice for stimulating the appetite but not as good with pain relief ( I’m probably noticing due to having some high CBD strains more recently which is incredibly good. Feel the high in my eyes.
Comments. A very tasty smoke and leaves a pleasant feeling behind long after the high has worn off.
I was delighted to see that Derbyshire Times running a story about the outrage that was displayed by local residents when the paper posted an article about a recent crack down on cannabis in the Derbyshire area and how this was a waste of taxpayers money.
Here are some of the comments from Derbyshire time readers.
Deb Williams said: “I think Matlock Police should concentrate on fighting the Heroin that’s being pushed through our streets daily. Get to the clock tower most days or the bottom of Stoneway where these people hang out. Children from the schools have to walk past this.”
Tanya Spencer said: “Maybe the police should try going undercover to Matlock’s pubs on a Friday and Saturday night . As trust me, from what I’ve seen recently it’s disgusting – Mcat heads everywhere. ”
Coedie Lacey said: “Why is it we all know who the heroin addicts are and where they score but the police don’t seem to have a clue? It’s embarrassing that they think busting this guy is a job well done.”
Andrew Ochi Haynes said: “ Why don’t the police find something more important to do? What a waste of time and money.”
Melissa Dawson said: “Matlock is rife with Mcat and heroin – cannabis is the least of their worries.”
Cilla Roberts said: “What a waste of taxpayers money.”
Billy Spencer said: “There’s drug problems in Matlock but I’d be surprised if any of them were caused by cannabis. Take powders off the street before going after cannabis.”
This is great to see, and i hope that we will see similar articles in the future about the reaction of people to stupid and out dated cannabis laws.
see the original article here. http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/cannabis-campaign-branded-a-waste-of-time-and-money-1-5692961
“ALOR STAR: A 51 year old driver and his assistant were among three people sentenced to death by the High Court today after they were found guilty of trafficking in cannabis six years ago”
It is a sorry state of affairs that in a world where science and reason are supposedly the means to which we base our society and policy on that people are still being given the death penalty for victim-less crimes like the trafficking of cannabis. Unfortunately this is the world we still live in today, we forget in our fight to end the prohibition of cannabis that there are plenty of places in the world which do actually have much much laws regarding cannabis then we do. it is easy to look at our neighboring countries in the EU and see that we are fairly behind when it comes to cannabis law reform in the UK, we have no medical cannabis program unless you count sativex ( which i don’t as most people who want it cannot get it due to PCT’s refusing to prescribe it ) and certainly recreational cannabis is looked upon as a crime and “bad” thing in many national newspapers. It is however true that we live in a place where no matter how much cannabis someone trafficked they would not get the death penalty. The same cannot be said for much of the world and it is a sad state of affairs when three people are put to death in Malaysia for trafficking a substance which is scientifically safer then legal commodities like alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
I would like to see what Peter Hitchens makes of this, he may argue that cannabis is not a crime in the UK and that effectively there is no war on drugs. Hitchens argues for a more totalitarian rule and harsher penalties for people involved with the cannabis industry in an attempt to defend the current laws, which are so clearly a failure when looking at things objectively. He argues that we still have problems because the law is not tough enough on those caught with cannabis. It is interesting then that in a place like Malaysia where such harsh penalties are in place, that cannabis related crime still exists. This seems to go against what hitchens is arguing about as if the death penalty is not enough to stop people form wanting to use cannabis then this is proof that Hitchens is wrong when he thinks that harsher penalties will solve the problem. People will always want to use cannabis like they have done for thousands of years, there maybe some negative side effects from cannabis which need to be addressed but putting civil penalties will only worsen the problem and drive it underground.
It is a sad story to report on and my thoughts go out to the people effected and their families.
They are all Victims of prohibition. without stupid laws based in fear and lies these people would not have their lives taken from them.
A fantastic article about how cannabis can be used as a preventative medicine for diabetes was published in the independent today (15/5/13). It is great to see more positive cannabis stories in the press especially regarding cannabis being used as a medicine.
“Smoking cannabis may prevent the development of diabetes, one of the most rapidly rising chronic disorders in the world.
If the link is proved, it could lead to the development of treatments based on the active ingredient of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), without its intoxicating effects.
Researchers have found that regular users of the drug had lower levels of the hormone insulin after fasting – a signal that they are protected against diabetes. They also had reduced insulin resistance. Cannabis is widely smoked in the United States with over 17 million current users of whom more than four million smoke it on a daily basis. In the UK latest figures show 2.3 million people used cannabis in the last year, but the numbers have declined in the last decade.
Two US states have recently legalised its recreational use and 19 others have legalised it for medical purposes by patients with one of several conditions including multiple sclerosis and cancer. THC has already been approved to treat the side effects of chemotherapy, nausea in cancer patients, anorexia associated with AIDS and other conditions.
The study involved almost 5,000 patients who answered a questionnaire about their drug use and were part of the National Health and Nutrition Survey between 2005 and 2010. The results showed almost 2,000 had used cannabis at some point in their lives and more than one in 10 (579) were current users. Only those who had used cannabis within the past month showed evidence of protection against diabetes, suggesting that the effects wear off in time. Current users of the drug had 16 per cent lower fasting insulin than those who had never used the drug.
Murray Mittleman, of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, and lead author of the study published in The American Journal of Medicine, said previous studies had shown lower rates of obesity and diabetes in marijuana users.
Two previous surveys had also shown that although cannabis users consume more calories they have a lower body mass index. The mechanisms underlying this paradox are unknown, the authors say. Joseph Alpert, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, and editor in chief of the journal, said: “These are remarkable observations that are supported by basic science experiments that came to similar conclusions.
“We desperately need a great deal more basic and clinical research into the short and long term effects of marijuana in a variety of clinical settings such as cancer diabetes and frailty of the elderly.”
Almost one in 20 adults in the UK has diabetes, of which 2.6 million are diagnosed and 500,000 are undiagnosed. Rates are rising in this country and around the world, driven by Western lifestyles, and the number of cases is expected to exceed 4 million in the UK by 2025. The illness increases the risk of heart failure, kidney failure, and death – and is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK”
Arjans Haze, Cannabis Strain Review.
Strain: Arjan’s haze, Green house seeds, Sativa Dominant.
Appearance: nice green tones across the buds and the remaining leaf. Lots of trichomes even over the leaves with a fair amount of amber ones upon closer inspection with the microscope. A few burnt bits here and there. Quite nice looking golden brown hairs that burst out of the end of calyxes.
Aroma/Flavour: more on the lemon side of citrus and very hazy. The spiciness in the haze is very pleasant. The taste is not very hazy but is nice none the less, more lemon and citrus with a little bit of green plant and mint. Over all a winner.
Effects: nice day time medication as it is good for fatigue as I felt a little more with it and able to function. Definitely good for pain, although it doesn’t take it away the severity has gone down.
Comments: nice strain worth trying.