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7 Profound Lessons I’ve Learned From Mushrooms And Fungi

Fungi are slowly but surely inching their way into the collective consciousness. Whether it’s in the realm of health, sustainability, or spirituality, our inconspicuous fungal friends are providing solutions to …

5 Best CBD Extracts In The UK

10 Of The Best CBD Products For 2022 (UK)

5 Species Of Magic Mushroom That Grow Wild In The UK

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First-Of-Its-Kind Study Find Cannabis Effective For 44% Of Pain Patients

Almost half of the patients in one of the most extensive studies on cannabis and pain found “clinically meaningful” improvements in their pain after just four weeks of treatment.  The …

62% Of Americans Prefer Cannabis Over Pharma Drugs, New Survey Finds

A new survey has found 62% of Americans would choose cannabis over pharmaceuticals to treat medical issues and three-quarters would prefer holistic treatments.  In addition, around 91% of adults who’ve …

Cannabis Tourism Is Growing Fast – Here’s Why It’s Only Just Getting Started

During the unprecedented lockdowns of the global pandemic, cannabis consumption increased across Europe and North America as many people turned to weed to help them could endure the long periods …

Can CBG And CBD Treat ADHD?

Research into CBG may be in its infancy, but the cannabinoid is showing great potential in treating a wide range of illnesses and disorders.   Several studies have demonstrated that CBG …

5 Reasons To Eat Raw Hemp Flower

My mum always told me to eat my greens. So I’m sure she’ll be pleased to hear how I’ve recently been benefiting from eating cannabis in the form of hemp …

Thailand Cannabis Deregulation Sees 4,000 Inmates Released

The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand announced on Thursday 9th June that cannabis and hemp had been removed from the category 5 drug list.   This means the production importation, …

Does Cannabis Make You A Nicer Person?

According to a new study, people who have recently used cannabis scored higher on measurements of prosocial behaviours, empathy and moral decision-making compared to non-users – prompting the question, does …

Cannabis Is Effective At Alleviating Cancer Pain, New Study Suggests

An extensive new study focusing on medicinal cannabis to treat cancer-related symptoms has found that most oncology patients experienced a significant improvement in pain, along with other cancer-related symptoms, as …

IG1-F Vital To Ketamine’s Antidepressant Effects (Plus 14 Ways To Increase IG1-F Naturally)

Ketamine produces its antidepressant effect, in part, by increasing insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a new study has confirmed.  While previous research has found that ketamine exerts some of its …

UK Farmers Call On Public To Grow Hemp To End Current Restrictions

A collective of farmers are tired of the outdated and highly restrictive laws on growing hemp in the UK.  Calling for an end to what they call the “industrial hemp …

Is Cannabis Really A Gateway Drug? Not According To Recent Studies

Cannabis legalisation does not lead to increases in the use of other drugs such as alcohol, cigarettes and opioids, suggesting that the long-touted ‘gateway theory’ about cannabis is not based …

Cannabis Reduces Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds

Researchers have found that medicinal cannabis reduces the symptom severity of fibromyalgia while also reducing overall opiate use by patients by 17%.  The study included 306 patients enrolled in the …

Smoking A Joint Gives Immediate Boost In Energy To Chronic Fatigue Patients, New Study Shows

For the first time ever, researchers carried out a study on the effects cannabis has on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) symptoms.  In the study titled “The Effects of Consuming Cannabis …

The Truth About Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person who regularly consumes weed stops using it, they are likely going to experience specific negative symptoms of cannabis withdrawal that will affect them both physically and psychologically.  …

Is The UK Missing Out On A £500 Million Hemp Flower Industry?

A new study has declared that Italy is losing out on a potential half-billion euro industry by failing to establish proper rules for smokable hemp.  In the UK, which has …

Review: 10% CBD Oil From Bud & Tender

At a glance  Product:  10% Premium CBD Oil   From: Bud & Tender   Ingredients: 100% cannabis sativa L.  Price: £80   Overall: “This is a premium CBD oil –  you can see, …

Racist Term ‘Marijuana’ To Be Removed from US Law

U.S lawmakers have deemed the word ‘marijuana’ to be racist and have removed it from state bills The bill, signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on 11th March in Washington, is …

Combining Vitamin D, Omega-3 and Strength Training Reduces Cancer Risk In Over 70s By 61%

A new study found that a combination of high-dose vitamin D, omega-3s, and a simple home strength exercise program drastically reduce cancer risk in healthy adults aged 70 or older. …

How To Tell Good Weed From Bad

People living in the United Kingdom, along with many other countries, aren’t as fortunate as those in places like the Netherlands, Canada, and Spain when it comes to accessing high-quality …

Police Seize Legal Medical Cannabis After Patient Called Them To Report Harassment

A fully legal medical cannabis patient in the UK has had his medication seized by police officers after he called them to report harassment from his neighbours. Posting on the …

CBD Induces Autophagy To Extend Life, New Study Shows

A new study has found that CBD induces autophagy in nematodes, leading to anti-aging and neuroprotective effects. Autophagy is the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells in order to …

CBD Could Help Adolescents With Autism, Study Finds

A recent study has found that CBD-rich cannabis extract could be effective at  managing behavioral problems associated with autism in adolescents. In addition, the study states, “this treatment could be effective …

Can Psychedelics Reduce The Risk Of Opioid Addiction?

Harvard University researchers recently published a study that found people who have used psilocybin are 30% less likely to have an opioid use disorder compared to those who have never …

CBD Flower Strain Review: Girl Scout Rookies (17.5% CBD) From HempHash

At a glance Strain: Girl Scout Rookies From: Hemphash.co.uk Grown (indoor/outdoor): Indoor CBD content: 17.5% Total THC content: 0.43% Summary: “Overall, this Girl Scout Rookies from HempHash is exceptional. Looks, …

CBD Protects Brain From Stroke, THC May Increase Risk, Finds New Studies

A recent study has shown that CBD may have a neuroprotective effect in stroke patients, suggesting cannabinoids could actually reduce the detrimental effects that come with suffering from a stroke.  …

No, Cannabis Sweets Can’t Kill: The Problem Of Lazy Reporting On Cannabis In The UK

Cannabis has been a hot topic in the press this last week, with two seemingly contradicting stories gaining wide coverage.  One of the stories was about a new trial that …

What Is Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a medical condition that can affect people who are frequent and long-term users.   The major symptoms comprise severe bouts of vomiting, nausea, dehydration, and abdominal …

More People Are Ditching Opioids And Turning To Cannabis To Treat Chronic Pain

An online survey found that twice as many people in the US are using cannabis (including CBD products) to treat their chronic pain rather than opioid medication since the arrival …

CBD Makes Exercise More Pleasurable, Increases VO2max And Lowers Inflammation, Study Finds

This article has been sponsored by our friends at Ice Head Shop, where you can find awesome products like their 44% CBD squidy black hash – which we love! A study on 9 …

This Ratio Of CBD To THC Reduces Anxiety And Paranoia, Study Finds

A group of researchers in Canada have carried out research to compare the effects of smoking cannabis with different levels of THC and CBD.  They found that participants who consumed …

38% Of Patients Quit Opioids When They Have Access To Medical Cannabis, Finds New Study

A pair of new studies have found evidence that medical cannabis reduces the use of opioids in patients with chronic back pain and osteoarthritis. The studies In the studies, researchers …

Denmark To Trial Recreational Cannabis

When it comes to laws surrounding cannabis, there seems to be a bit of a movement going on within Europe. Not only for medicinal purposes, but also recreational.    Almost everyone …

Does Smoking Cannabis Make You Age Faster?

A recent study has shown that smoking cannabis can accelerate epigenetic ageing.    Emphasis on the SMOKING.   The study states that the negative effects of cannabis smoke on epigenetic age appeared …

UK Police Seize Legally Prescribed Cannabis, Claim Patient Was ‘Just After Drugs’

A 28-year-old man from Lerwick in Scotland made headlines across the UK after his prescribed medical cannabis was intercepted in the local Royal Mail sorting office and seized by police …

10 Tips For A Healthy Relationship With Cannabis

Cannabis can be a wonderful ally, soothing discomfort, enhancing senses and boosting mood.  However, for many people, despite these advantages, cannabis can become a burden. It can impair presence, cloud …

Opioids Worsen Pain Over Long Term, Study Finds

Opioid-based painkillers could actually make pain worse in the long run, according to a new study performed on mice.  Researchers found that a short course of morphine after nerve injury …

90% Of Colon Cancer Cells Killed By Product Containing Cannabinoids And Mushrooms

A cancer drug based on cannabis and mushroom extracts has been shown to kill over 90% of colon cancer cells in a cell model study, according to the product’s creators …

How Strong Is London’s Weed? YouTuber Finds Out

The average THC percentage of London’s weed is 17.5%. That’s what Youtuber DrewisSharing discovered after taking a portable testing machine around with him in the UK’s capital city.  The sample …

Anti-Inflammatory Effects Of Cannabis May Be Down To Fat Loss, New Study Suggests

A recent study suggests that the well-known anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis are at least partially caused by a reduction in body mass index (BMI).   While it is well-established that obesity …

7 Profound Lessons I’ve Learned From Mushrooms And Fungi

Fungi are slowly but surely inching their way into the collective consciousness. Whether it’s in the realm of health, sustainability, or spirituality, our inconspicuous fungal friends are providing solutions to …

5 Best CBD Extracts In The UK

Whether you’re dabbing it, vaping it or smoking it, CBD extracts offer an enjoyable way to consume CBD.  But lots of hemp-derived extracts are trash. They taste all earthy and …

Should You Choose Psilocybin Over Antidepressants?

The UK has a large mental health problem. In some places, 20% of the population are being prescribed antidepressants.  At the same time, a small study out of Johns Hopkins …

8 Surprising Substances That Promote The Growth Of New Brain Cells In Adults

An old human can’t learn new tricks right? Wrong.  Us homosapiens are blessed with an incredibly adaptable neural network, snugly situated in our heads. While it was once thought that …

CBD Increases Hair Growth By Whopping 93.5%

Feeling a bit thin on top? Not to worry, CBD may be able to help! That’s according to a recent study that found using CBD once daily for six months …

New Study Shows CBD Enhances Verbal Memory, May Offset THC-Induced Memory Impairment

Cannabidiol (CBD) has the ability to improve short-term verbal memory, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Authors of the study say the findings suggest …

How To Find Good Hash In The UK

One of the most common questions I get asked is “how can I get hold of some good hash in the UK?” Usually it’s from the more mature (ok, older) …

10 Of The Best CBD Products For 2022 (UK)

If you haven’t heard about cannabidiol (CBD) yet, where have you been hiding? It seems like every other day there’s a story in a national newspaper expounding the benefits of …

New Study: CBN Protects Brain Cells, Has Potential To Treat Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that cannabinol (CBN) protects neurons from oxidative stress and cell death, two of the major contributors to neurodegenerative disorders. Published earlier this month in Free …

Using Drones To Clamp Down On Home Grows, Police Seized 25% More Cannabis In 2020

While the population was being told to stay in their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, police around the country were using heat-seeking drones in …

Hemp Seeds More Important Food Than Rice For Ancient Chinese

It turns out that cannabis seeds were a staple part in the diet of the ancient Chinese. According to a new study, people alive during the Tang dynasty between 618-907 …

3 Studies That Prove Cannabis Does Not Cause Psychosis

One of the biggest myths about cannabis is that it causes psychosis.  It is regularly touted in mainstream press and by prohibitionists as one of the main reasons why weed …

Where To Buy CBDa And CBGa In The UK?

A new study has found that the cannabinoids CBDa and CBGa may prevent and treat Covid-19, including new variants.  CBDa and CBGa are the precursors to more commonly known cannabinoids …

3 New Studies Show Why You Need To Be Eating More Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a true superfood.  The reproductive organs of fungi (yep, that’s what mushrooms are) are nature’s mini medicine factories and have been part of the human diet and used …

Canada Approves Psilocybin And MDMA For Serious Mental Health Disorders

Canada has effectively legalised psilocybin and MDMA for patients with serious mental health disorders.  In what’s been called a “seismic shift” in the fight for legalisation in Canada, amendments to …

Outlaw Says Cannabis Possession Is Legal If You Say This To The Police

In a recent blog post on his website, balaclava-clad activist Outlaw has declared that cannabis is legal and that the police have no grounds to charge or prosecute anyone in …

5 Truths Everyone Should Know About Cannabis

A book was released in 2019 called ‘Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence’. In it, author Alex Berenson warns that THC, the compound in cannabis …

CBD Cigarettes May Reduce Psychotic Medication Use, Study Finds

A recent clinical trial has found a possible link between the use of CBD cigarettes and a reduction in antipsychotic medication use in patients with psychotic disorders including schizophrenia.  The …

Cancard Being Tested In Court After Being Produced By Defendant, Mr. Toker

A man on the Isle Of Wight has challenged a prosecution for cannabis possession by providing the court with a Cancard (a medical ID card designed to let the police …

How Easy Is It To Buy Magic Mushrooms Online In The UK?

Are you curious about psilocybin? The main psychoactive compound in so called ‘magic’ mushrooms moved into the mainstream this year thanks to its massive potential in mental health treatment.  A …

10 Reasons Why The UK Should Have A Regulated Hemp Flower Industry

Hemp is legal to grow in the UK but farmers are not allowed to use the flower – where cannabinoids like CBD are produced. CBD is legal, however, and CBD …

Taliban’s Cannabis Plans Confirmed By German Partners

Despite reports that the story was a hoax, a German cannabis company has confirmed it is in talks with the Taliban about setting up a cannabis production facility in Afghanistan. …

6 Stoner Brain Hacks To Preserve Your Memory

Have you ever lost your train of thought after smoking a bunch of weed? Or how about being so high you completely forgot what you were talking about in the …

Ultimate Guide To Growing Magic Mushrooms In The UK

In recent years, the consumption of magic mushrooms has soared in popularity, largely thanks to many scientific studies revealing the vast health benefits associated with psilocybin consumption.  Potential benefits include …

Want To Quit Tobacco? Cannabis Can Help, New Study Finds

If you want to give up smoking tobacco in the new year, cannabis may be able to help.  This is the finding of a new retrospective survey that found medical …

Record Number Of Scientific Papers On Cannabis Published In 2021

Have you ever heard politicians say that there needs to be more research on cannabis or that we need to understand it better before we can legalise it?   Well, now …

CBD Flower Strain Review: Mango Kush From Aunt Mary’s Flowers

At a glance Strain: Mango Kush  From: Auntmarysflowers.co.uk Grown (indoor/outdoor/greenhouse): Indoor Summary: “A solid 9/10 for this Mango Kush. It looks devine, all chunky and frosty, and smells delightfully nutty …

CBD Weed Does Not Impair Driving, Even With Illegal Levels Of THC In Blood

Smoking CBD-rich cannabis appears to have no significant impact on driving ability despite producing illegal levels of THC in the bloodstream, according to a recent study out of Switzerland.  Previous …

THC Microdoses May Help Treat Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect 35-50 million people worldwide, with that number expected to triple in the next 30 years.  And as anyone who has seen a family member or …

Is Cannabis A Performance Enhancing Drug?

Although cannabis has long been associated with a lack of motivation, the stereotype of a couch-locked, lazy stoner is being clouded by an increasing number of people using it in …

5 Observations From Consuming Cannabis Before Exercise

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A Quick History Of Smokable Hemp Flower In The UK

I’m blown away by the quality of CBD flower these days. Four years ago when I started High & Polite, the idea of smoking hemp buds for their CBD content …

3 Unmissable Black Friday Deals On CBD Products (Flower, Vapes And Extracts)

That hectic time of the year when your favourite shops are offering crazy discounts in order to kickstart the holiday spending season is upon us.  But with so many Black …

15 Minutes Of Strength Training A Day Increases Endocannabinoids, Reduces Pain And Inflammation

You don’t need to go for long runs or exercise for hours to get benefits. In fact, just 15 minutes of strength training each day is enough to boost your …

Are Lab Grown Cannabinoids The Future?

Scientists are fermenting genetically engineered microbes in order to create pure cannabinoids in a laboratory without cannabis plants.  ‘Precision Fermentation’ (PF) is a term that refers to the integration of genetic engineering with fermentation.   …

Hemp Flower Review: Super Lemon Haze and White Widow From NaturalStrains

Over the past several years there has been a growing demand for CBD flower. Finding CBD bud online isn’t difficult, but finding high-quality CBD bud is. That’s why I’m constantly on the lookout for …

Beat the Boredom: Five Creative Ways to Take CBD

It is true that CBD has exploded in popularity in recent years. Once a relatively unknown herbal extract, CBD products are now being picked up by everyone from athletes to …

Are Drugs Inherently Dangerous?

Green Party minister Lorna Slater has put the cat amongst the pigeons by speaking the truth about the current unviable situation regarding drug laws in the United Kingdom.  She sparked …

5 Species Of Magic Mushroom That Grow Wild In The UK

It’s mushroom season in the northern hemisphere. And that means that the green and pleasant fields and forests of the UK are littered with funghi – some of it of …

Will The Channel Islands Legalise Recreational Cannabis Before The UK?

The Channel Islands are already ahead of the UK in capitalising on the liberation of cannabis. And they may stretch that lead as the legalisation of recreational cannabis could be …

Woman in 80s Shrinks Lung Tumour By 75% With Cannabis Oil Despite Still Smoking Cigarettes

A smoker in her 80s has seen a 75% reduction in the size of her lung cancer tumour after using cannabis oil, despite continuing to smoke cigarettes, according to a …

5 Undeniable Reasons To Grow Your Own Weed In The UK

Cannabis is the most common illegal drug in the UK. It’s not unusual to smell it as you walk down the street or through a local park. However, if you …

Review: Delta-8 Moon Rock And Hash From Budmother

For a while I’ve been dying to test out some delta 8 products. Delta-8 has been touted as the next big thing in cannabis for some time now – it’s effects are …

18 Scientifically Proven Ways To Enhance Your Endocannabinoid System

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When Will Buying Weed On Amazon Become A Reality?

In the United States, online superstore Amazon is encouraging Congress to approve federal legislation completely legalising cannabis.  As the world’s largest online retailer, this marks a significant shift in policy and reflects a new global acceptance of cannabis …

Young Brit Receives 25 Year Sentence In Dubai For CBD Oil

A 24-year-old football coach from the UK has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after Dubai police discovered four small bottles of CBD oil in his car.  Billy Hood …

The War On Cocaine Is Being Fought In A Darlington Toilet

Darlington Police have announced (apparently in a World’s first) that they will be slightly inconveniencing cocaine users by putting the toilet cisterns in pubs and clubs out of action for snorting with an amazing ‘Anti Cocaine’ spray.  According to …

Bristol Uni Just Says ‘No’ To Silly Drug Policy

Earlier this year, Home Secretary Priti Patel issued a stark warning that police might be instructed to conduct narcotics raids in student residences. A clear attempt at trying to manage …

What Happens If You’re Caught Growing Magic Mushrooms In The UK?

Did you know that, not so long ago, magic mushrooms used to be legal in the UK so long as they were fresh?  That’s right. You could pop into your …

5 Awesome Activities To Try After Smoking Weed

Smoking weed can be a lot of fun. The right dose of a doob can boost your mood, enhance your senses, and give your dreary day a sense of wonder.   …

Drug Prohibition Is Crumbling In Scotland. And It’s About Time

Faced with an uncooperative Westminster, Scottish law makers have announced that all drugs, including class A drugs, can now be dealt with by using a recorded warning by the Police.   The the new measures come …

How Magic Mushrooms Inspired This UK Cannabis Entrepreneur

Psilocybin mushrooms (you know, the magic ones) have a way of changing people’s perspectives and igniting fires of inspiration within them.  While many insights are very personal – shining a …

3 Major Reasons To Add CBD To Your Skincare Routine

CBD may be making waves as one of the most effective and reliable health-promoting supplements around, but did you know the natural compound found in cannabis plants is also great …

DMT Microdoses Stimulate Growth Of Brain Cells By 40%, Being Studied For Stroke Treatment

A pharmaceutical company has found that (in a petri dish) sub-perceptual doses of DMT increase the growth of brain cells by 40%.  The study was funded by Algernon Pharmaceuticals, who …

Is Cannabis Addiction Real?

The party line is that all drugs are addictive, and cannabis, being a drug, is therefore addictive too. The counter to this usually comes from the pro-cannabis camp, who say …

How To Start Your Own CBD Brand In The UK

CBD has burst onto the scene in a big way, and it’s still growing in popularity. If you know your stuff when it comes to cannabis and business and you …

Don’t Miss The UK’s Biggest And Best Cannabis Expo-Festival

The UK’s biggest cannabis expo is returning this weekend after a year hiatus due to the pandemic.  Product Earth 2021, which will be celebrating its fifth year, will feature the …

Can You Drink, Smoke, Take Drugs And Still Be Healthy?

I regularly drink alcohol, smoke cannabis and tobacco, and indulge in other mind-bending drugs such as psilocybin, cocaine and MDMA – and have done so for over a decade.  By …

Why Do The British Mix Their Weed With Tobacco?

In the UK, most people roll their weed along with tobacco. This is the way I was shown when I first started smoking in my teens, and it wasn’t until …

Tables Turn As American Weed Now Being Trafficked Into Mexico

The traditional flow of illicit cannabis was from Mexico to America. However, as so-called Cali Weed gains popularity among high-end cannabis connoisseurs around the world, we’re now seeing American-grown cannabis …

Ketamine Clinic To Open In London For Treating Addiction And Mental Health Issues

The UK’s second ketamine-assisted psychotherapy clinic is set to open in London by the end of the year.  Awakn Clinics London is a psychedelic-focused therapy center to treat addiction and …