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Fruit Bowl by Karma Genetics – Cannabis Strain Review & Information


This week our spotlight falls on Fruit Bowl, a cross of (Fruity Pebbles OG X Udub) X Mandarina bred by Karma Genetics and grown by Nature Boyz in the UK.

This strain is a fruity bowl full of flavour. Let’s talk about it in a bit more detail.


Fruit Bowl, Fruit Bowl by Karma Genetics – Cannabis Strain Review & Information

Genetics: FPOG x Udub x Mandarina
Sex: Feminized
Sativa/Indica hybrid
Flowering: 8 to 9 weeks
Yield: Medium-High

6 Possible Benefits of CBD Vaping for Anxiety and Depression


Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, also known as hemp or marijuana. Cannabidiol should not be confused with Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that results in the “high” that people most associate with cannabis.

CBD is a popular natural remedy for many ailments, and can be useful for people suffering from anxiety and depression. Join me as I take you through some of the possible benefits of CBD vaping for those suffering from these conditions.

  1. Effects are Instantaneous

When anxiety and depression are diagnosed, the patient is often given expensive, sometimes even multiple prescriptions of drugs and medicine to regulate their hormones and mental processes. But this medicine could take days to weeks before the positive effects could be observed.

It has been observed that CBD, especially when inhaled through vaping, can cause quick relief to persons who are severely suffering from anxiety and depression. In addition, the fastest way, and therefore, the most efficient way for people to make use of CBD as treatment is via CBD vaping. This takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the chemical to take effect.

  1. Better Duration and Quality of Sleep

Aside from its instantaneous effects, CBD has also been proven by research to improve sleep in a variety of ways such as reducing stress, giving pain from relief and regulating a person’s sleep patterns.

According to WebMD, a good night’s rest is one of the best ways to fight depression as it helps improve the emotional well-being of people. Getting enough sleep maintains optimum brain chemistry levels to avoid irritability and mood swings. CBD intended for better sleep can be especially found in a variety of cannabis called Strawberry Cough which induces light relaxation and gentle stimulation.

vaping cbd, 6 Possible Benefits of CBD Vaping for Anxiety and Depression

  1. Protection against Degenerative Diseases

CBD can also help protect our nervous system and prevent as it is able to reverse the effects of chronic stress that can cause brain degeneration. A study in the British Journal-of-Pharmacology explains that CBD can allow neurons in the brain to regenerate and multiply. This means better brain functions and thus CBD can help to strengthen improvements in mental health.

Numerous studies also show that CBD is beneficial to other neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. It could also reduce the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease as shown in lab tests.

  1. Therapy for Depression

Aside from the mentioned relaxing effects of CBD that causes better sleep and the chemical’s neurological benefits, CBD can also aid people suffering from depression. A study carried out showed a correlation between depression and suicide cases and links to abnormalities in the person’s endocannabinoid system. This system is in charge of the well-being of the neural receptors of the nervous system helping to regulate mood, appetite and energy levels.

Serotonin, a chemical associated with happiness and a mood regulator, has a strong and positive effect in relieving anxiety disorders especially in its CBD strand, 5-HT1A. Many people suffering from depression often turn to substance abuse, but by using CBD, they are provided a safer and addiction-free alternative in their fight against depression. 

  1. Stress Regulation

Because of the strains and demands of everyday life, not to mention the fast-paced lifestyle present in a technologically driven world, stress management has become a dilemma for a lot of people. Chronic stress is a prolonged feeling of helplessness and suffering from emotional pressure. Chronic stress can damage the brain and cause mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system, according to Dr. Stuart Titus-of-Medical Marijuana, Inc., helps in regulating the central nervous system and assist in a person’s coping mechanisms to everyday stressors and eliminates the need for mood stabilizers. 

  1. Reduces Anxiety and Trauma

According to a research that studied the benefits of CBD on anxiety, a group of people that received a dosage of CBD before a public speaking test showed positive effects in countering anxiety such as lessened mental disturbance and discomfort.

Aside from these positive effects, CBD has also been shown by several studies to effectively address different forms of anxiety such as social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Aside from aiding in depression and anxiety, CBD can also be cited as a possible ideal treatment for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress-Disorder (PTSD). CBD can minimize the symptoms of PTSD such as lack of sleep, nightmares and severe anxiety.

CBD is an alternative that can be beneficial for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. The fastest way to administer CBD is through vaping, with CBD Juul pods and other vaping options in good supply in an increasing number of countries worldwide.

These days you can vape in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and many, many more countries finally seeing the benefits of cannabidiol.

Read our CBD strain review featuring Amnesia CBD by Herbalogy:

Amnesia 22% CBD Flower Review


The Importance of allowing personal cultivation for cannabis patients

Cover Image: Leafly

It is integral to any successful medical cannabis policy that patients are able to source the correct medicine for their illness or symptoms.

Otherwise, who is the policy there to benefit?

There are a huge range of cannabinoids produced within the cannabis plant. These differ greatly between the types and species of the cannabis genus. Even within the same subspecies or “strain”, there is a variance genetically.

CaliPo Cannabis Strain Review & Information


This week we are taking a look at another exclusive strain – CaliPo. This one is new to the UK market, bred by Arc Fams & the Cali_Po Cartel.

CaliPo is a sativa-dominant strain that is making its way around the UK right now. Originally bred in 2014, the current batch came from a 2017 seed selection that saw 10 mother plants. Suffering from neglect and even some spider mite, eventually – and fortunately – this phenotype was saved.

The World Health Organization has just recommended rescheduling cannabis

World Health Organization recommends rescheduling cannabis

Cannabis advocates worldwide rejoice as the World Health Organization calls for a change to the international drug treaties with a recommendation for a rescheduling of cannabis.

On 24th January 2019, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the World Health Organization presented recommendations from the forty-first meeting of the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) which stated that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from the Schedule IV category of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The two would remain in Schedule I.

The 41st ECDD took place in Geneva at the WHO HQ last November, and during this, critical reviews of cannabis, amongst other substances, were conducted. Results were originally expected back in December, but were delayed.

Guterres’ letter calls for synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is marketed as the drugs dronabinol and Marinol, to be moved from Schedule II of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances (CPS) to the least restrictive category which is Schedule I.

, The World Health Organization has just recommended rescheduling cannabis

The report recommends that both dronabinol and tetrahydrocannabinol (which includes THC and its isomers) be “deleted from the Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971) and added to Schedule I of the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs (1961).”

MJBIZDAILY reports that under new guidelines:

  • The scheduling of cannabis in the international drug control conventions wouldn’t be as restrictive as it is now, because it would be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, the category reserved for the most dangerous substances.
  • THC in all forms would be removed from the 1971 Convention and placed with cannabis in Schedule I of the 1961 Convention, significantly simplifying cannabis classification.
  • Pure CBD and CBD preparations containing no more than 0.2% THC would not be included in any way in the international drug control conventions.
  • Pharmaceutical preparations containing 9-THC, if they follow certain criteria, would be

These recommendations would simplify the scheduling, grouping all forms of THC in the same category as cannabis and cannabis resin.

the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) noted:

“The evidence presented to the Committee did not indicate that cannabis plant and cannabis resin were particularly liable to produce ill-effects similar to the effects of the other substances in Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. In addition, preparations of cannabis have shown therapeutic potential for treatment of pain and other medical conditions such as epilepsy and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. In line with the above, cannabis and cannabis resin should be scheduled at a level of control that will prevent harm caused by cannabis use and at the same time will not act as a barrier to access and to research and development of cannabis-related preparation for medical use.”

These are certainly some exciting developments in cannabis legalisation, but will countries listen? We will keep you updated on further developments as they arise.

, The World Health Organization has just recommended rescheduling cannabis


Double Funk Cannabis Strain Review & Information


This week we are looking at Double Funk, a hybrid strain bred by Karma Genetics.

Made by crossing the famous Headbanger (male) x Sour Do-Si-Dos, Double Funk captures a mixture of flavour profiles and delivers a unique-tasting hit.


Double Funk’s genetics can be traced back further – Headbanger = Biker Kush X Sour Diesel, and Sour Do-Si-Dos = Do-Si-Dos X Sour Dubble. 

A Day in the Life of a Headshop with Smokey Sam’s + Mary’s Seeds


A Day in the Life of a Headshop is a short documentary featuring a headshop and seed company based in Sheffield, UK.

Filmed by Connor Matheson, A Day in the Life of a Headshop takes the viewer through the background of Smokey Sam’s and Mary’s Seeds, giving us an insight into the day-to-day running of a headshop business in the UK.

Sake Bottle Dab Rig


This video features a function demonstration of the Sake Bottle rig by Fluid Glass.

I love this new functional glass piece. Featuring a removable downstem, this rips like a beast, holding more water than your average dab rig.

I’ve wanted a sake bottle-style piece for some time now, and this fills that gap nicely in my collection.

Like the look of this glass art? You can find more glass like this on the Mary Jane Glass website.

What is the Difference Between Dab Rigs and Bongs?


Dab rigs and bongs (water pipes) share quite a few similarities, and it is understandable why someone who is not experienced with one as with the other would think that they are the same device.

Although they are similar in nature, the dab rig and the bong are two very different tools. To better understand each of these tools and how they are designed to function, here is a brief guide that will cover dab rigs, bong water pipes, and the differences between them.

Colorado Chem Cannabis Strain Review & Information


This week I got my hands on some Colorado Chem for another ISMOKE strain review and information feature.

When I started researching Colorado Chem I couldn’t find the genetics information online, but through the grower I have been able to pin it down.
This strain’s genetics are actually:  (Chemdawg 4 x Chem ’91) X (Chem d x i95) X GG #4

Amnesia 22% CBD Flower Review


This week we got our hands on some Amnesia CBD by Herbalogy, a UK-based company operating in the CBD industry and offering a range of CBD-rich cannabis strains.

The CBD flower scene has flourished over the past couple of years as more and more companies and products have been brought to market, bringing a whole host of new flavours, variations and strengths.

The Amnesia CBD that is the topic of this post is a good example of a newer product on the market, with the CBD content tested at 22% Cannabidiol. 

, Amnesia 22% CBD Flower Review

Mary Jane’s Celebrate their First Meet Up at Green Pride Brighton 


Mary Jane’s Brighton held their launch event at Green Pride Brighton on 30th December 2018.

Organizers of the event felt that a space where women could socialise and discuss the medicinal, culinary, recreational and spiritual use of the plant would be beneficial to the local community. One member stated: “there is a common misconception that women do not enjoy cannabis as much as men, or aren’t interested in learning about it’s uses and getting involved in the cannabis community. Assumptions like this show that women need a stronger voice in the cannabis community.”

Glueberry OG Rosin


Last week we showed you the Glueberry OG in our strain review feature. This week we have some of the flower rosin pressed from the very same bud – this is our Glueberry OG Rosin review.

This stuff looks like honey – or amber – and it is a delicious golden colour with a viscous, oily consistency.

Glueberry OG Cannabis Strain Review & Information


This week we tried out Glueberry OG, a strain which combines genetics from Gorilla Glue, OG Kush and Blueberry.

Glueberry OG is Bred by Dutch Passion as part of their US Specials line, the genetics of this strain make it popular with growers looking for an indica-dominant strain with a potent gassy blueberry flavour.

Glueberry OG Cannabis Strain Review by ISMOKE

Official Cheese Tester for Aztech Genetics


We were asked to test 5 phenos of cheese for Aztech Genetics to pick our favourites from two categories – autoflowering and photo period.

The bags of cheese were marked A, B, X, Y & Z, with no more info given. We were also given an “official cheese tester ’18” wooden cheeseboard along with the samples.

A & B were autoflowering, and X, Y & Z were photo period. Overall my favourites were…