While many attribute cannabis' skunky smell to compounds like terpene, its cause remained a mystery — until now. Photo credit: Rawpixel. Cannabis plants and buds have a strong, skunk-like smell that some find enjoyable but others find revolting. Whether someone likes the aroma or not, it’s one of cannabis’ most distinguishing factors. Now, researchers think they’ve … [Read more...] about Oooh That Smell: Researchers Discover Cause of Cannabis’ Skunky Scent
Current Cannabis Laws in the U.K.
From recreational cannabis to CBD, what's legal in the U.K.? Photo by ShutterstockProfessional. Since Neolithic times, cultures in Asia have raised the cannabis plant for its physical and pharmacological qualities. The plant gradually found its way to Europe, Africa, and the Americas. In Britain, the oldest evidence of cannabis dates back to the 10th century York, … [Read more...] about Current Cannabis Laws in the U.K.
Psilocybin and its Overlap With Cannabis use
There is a significant overlap between psilocybin and cannabis users. Photo credit: Cannabis_Pics. Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics like psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms,” are gaining traction throughout the U.S. Psilocybin, exactly like cannabis, is a Schedule I controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. But despite … [Read more...] about Psilocybin and its Overlap With Cannabis use
Germany is Going to Legalize Cannabis Nationwide
German lawmakers announce plans to legalize adult-use cannabis nationwide. Photo credit: Lukasz Stefanski. The “traffic lights parties,” including the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens want to legalize the sale of recreational cannabis for adult-use, reports Spiegel. “We are introducing the controlled distribution of … [Read more...] about Germany is Going to Legalize Cannabis Nationwide
Kratom: Uses, Effects and Lawfulness
Kratom comes from the leaves of the tropical evergreen tree, Mitragyna speciosa. Photo by Twenty20Photos. In Southeast Asia, Natives have long used the leaves of the Kratom tree as a stimulant to sustain energy throughout hard day labor, as a painkiller, an anti-diarrhea medicine and a recreational drug. Traditional and modern applications overlap because of the … [Read more...] about Kratom: Uses, Effects and Lawfulness