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Low THC Buds & the European CBD Flower Market

How much do you know about the ever-growing European CBD flower market?

CBD flowers have been rapidly gaining popularity across Europe over the last couple of years. In this feature we take a look at a few of the different types in circulation. Also known as cannabis light, many of these varieties are grown in Switzerland, where any cannabis plant below 1% THC is considered legal as hemp. Varieties that are not on the approved EU hemp variety list can be grown on private or industrial property, but not on land registered for agricultural use. Switzerland raised the 0.2 - 0.3% European THC limit up to 1% several years earlier. This wasn't to accommodate new CBD varieties but to make it simpler for farmers, as common varieties such as Finola can reach 0.6% THC under certain growing conditions, especially if the flowers go unpollinated. Italy has likewise increased its hemp growing limit to 0.6% THC. New strains have emerged from this change in Swiss regulation, most are attempts to refine hemp x cannabis hybrids over several generations, to improve the terpene profile and CBD level while keeping THC low. Swiss growers have also imported new varieties from the USA as seeds or clones

Hempen UK hemp farm has license to grow hemp revoked

In a shocking industry update, it has today been announced that Hempen, one of the UK's largest Hemp farming cooperatives, losing its license to grow hemp in the UK, and will need to destroy its crops to stay within the law.

In fact, Hempen is looking at a loss of around £200,000 worth of hemp across 4-acres of land in Oxfordshire which has held a hemp license for four years.

Lost on Green Mile Hemp Pouch Smoking Bag Review

In the video today we talk about these lovely hemp connoisseur pouches from Lost on Green Mile. We love everything about these, from the branding to the fact that the fibres are 100% hemp, this fits in perfectly with our smoking supplies and will be getting plenty of use at smoking sessions! We will also be giving you a chance to win you own later on today via our facebook page. You can also buy them here on the Lost on Green Mile website.

OG Kush CBD E-Liquid with Real Cannabis Terpenes Review

It's been a while since we have done a CBD review here on ISMOKE Magazine, so it's about time to introduce you to a new product we love, cbd e-liquid infused with real cannabis terpenes! The OG Kush Ejuice is made by a company called Harmony, who run We previously reviewed one of their Kanaboxes…

Discovery Proves We Have Been Using Cannabis for at Least 2,400 Years

Archaeologists in China recently discovered evidence indicating humans have been using cannabis as medicine and employing it in spiritual rituals for over 2,400 years. According to “Ancient Cannabis Burial Shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery,” published in Economic Botany last month, “[a]n extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved Cannabis plant remains was recently discovered in a tomb in the Jiayi cemetery of Turpan, NW China.” The researchers, led by Hongen Jiang, an archaeologist at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered 13 whole female cannabis plants buried in the tomb of a 35-year-old Caucasian man. The paper explains the cannabis plants “appear to have been locally produced and purposefully arranged and used as a burial shroud which was placed upon a male corpse.” Researchers suspect he might have been a shaman.

The Many Uses of Hemp Part 3 – Food and Medicine

In the last two articles in our Many Uses of Hemp series I covered some of the main uses for the cannabis (hemp) plant.  I wrote about hemp’s uses for fuel and paper, and for textiles and building products, which are of course just some ways that the hemp plant can be used for the benefit of mankind. Hemp awareness is something that is slowly becoming more apparent in society.  Many great people have made it their life’s ambition to educate people about the benefits of hemp and it has begun to pay off.  When researching for the last article I read in the Telegraph about a couple in England that are building a house entirely out of hemp products, creating next to no carbon footprint and building a house that will outlast any other house on the street due to the quality of the building products. In this article, I will focus on the uses of hemp for Food and also the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant.