2018 has been a momentous year for cannabis! As is regular, this is the moment when we appear more than our personal contributions to the international movement. As constantly, we couldn’t have completed it with out your assistance, so celebrate these achievements with us and give yourselves a pat on the back!
January 2018 was a hemp-primarily based month, featuring the launch of our CBD oil capsules and the inauguration of the Hemp Style Villa in Oude Pekela. Twelve months on, the CBD oil capsules are proving to be one particular of our most well-known items. Created from hemp grown by our sister corporation HempFlax, they include complete plant extract rather than just CBD crystals, so the Entourage Impact can be enjoyed by men and women hunting to boost their well being and properly-getting.
HempFlax is also the internet site of the Hemp Style Villa, a collaboration with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences of Groningen (Minerva Art Academy and Investigation Group Art & Sustainability), Terra, the Entrepreneurs Association of Pekela, and the Municipality of Pekela. This actually ground-breaking endeavour aims to harness the powers of hemp as a multi-goal creating material like in no way ahead of, and was officially launched by the Mayor of Oude Pekela on January 17th.
In February our weblog was honoured and graced with a guest post from non other than Michka, one particular of our heroines and a accurate icon of the cannabis scene. In late 2017 we launched our most current cannabis seed range, named for and produced in collaboration with this astonishing lady. Michka the strain is beautiful, uplifting and sativa-dominant, with vibrant flavours of citrus.
These qualities, and its low price tag, have been at the direct request of Michka herself. Her ethos that “free access to plants is the birthright of all living creatures” is additional explained in this guest post, exactly where she discusses her history of cannabis use, and the evolution of cannabis use in basic in the final handful of decades.
Spannabis is constantly a joy to attend! March was no exception. The Sensi Seeds Expo Crew packed up the booth and trekked to Barcelona, exactly where for the initial time, this huge cannabis fair was held in conjunction with the Planet Cannabis Conferences. To celebrate the 15th edition of Spannabis, not only did our Expo Crew dispense assist and suggestions, but also gave away free of charge Jack Herer seeds with each and every obtain.
OK, we admit it, we published our April Fool’s Day post ideal at the finish of March. This was purely since of exactly where the April 1st weekend fell in 2018, not a doubly difficult try to make you think that we seriously have been launching cannabis strains with no smell, flavour, cannabinoids or terpenes!
Judging from the responses on the weblog and social media, on the other hand, incredibly handful of of you truly fell for it. We didn’t feel you would, but we had a lot of entertaining generating the Sensi Seeds Zero Strains text and visuals!
Mikki Norris and Chris Conrad have been tireless cannabis campaigners for the final 3 decades. Not only are they mates of Sensi Seeds, they each worked as curators of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum shortly soon after it opened. On a stop by to Amsterdam earlier in 2018, they gave a series of video interviews which we published on the weblog. This series concluded in May possibly as they looked to the future of cannabis in the US.
June saw events worth celebrating from the complete household of corporations. A rabbit and a guinea pig accomplished unexpected hemp-primarily based fame thanks to HempFlax. Our sister corporation partnered with Welkoop, a chain of pet shops, to retail a variety of hemp animal bedding for little pets. The competitors on Facebook for the furry models to function on the packaging resulted in more than 15,000 entries!
The Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum opened a new short-term exhibition. ‘We Are Mary Jane: Girls of Cannabis’ celebrates and elevates the part of ladies in the cannabis market considering the fact that its primordial beginnings to the present day. Due to its deserved reputation and relevance , this exhibition has been extended till February 2019 when it will be transferred to the Barcelona branch of the museum.
As for Sensi Seeds, we happily chose the 10th anniversary (and what turned out to be the final edition) of Amsterdam’s personal Cannabis Liberation Day to debut the Sensi Seeds Marquee. This rather fantastic structure has a flavour of the tropics to it, and has considering the fact that visited a variety of festivals about Europe. It homes a chill out region, an details region, and a mini-museum featuring highlights of various cannabis exhibitions.
Midsummer brought an unpleasant shock when the Sensi Seeds Instagram account was unexpectedly suspended with out warning. The social media purge of cannabis-associated posts and pages has also swept Facebook and YouTube, with quite a few accounts and hundreds of pieces of content material all of a sudden obliterated.
Undeterred, we started a new Instagram account which – at the time of writing – at present has 19.six thousand followers. Please do comply with it if you haven’t currently! There are wonderful pictures from ourselves and our followers, plus competitions, news and particular gives.
Great news for cannabis globally, on the other hand, as Luxembourg legalised cannabis for medicinal use and investment possibilities Ireland proposed revolutionary new types of regulation and the Federal Council of Switzerland reviewed proposals for far more liberal cannabis policies.
Closer to residence, our professional author Oli had the thrilling chance to interview Mila Jansen about her fascinating autobiography ‘How I Became The Hash Queen’, which he reviewed as preparation for its official launch at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum’s Hemp Gallery in Amsterdam.
We’d like to feel our weblog content material is constantly tasty, but September was specifically succulent. The aforementioned interview with Mila the Hash Queen was published. A single of our newest writers, Tasha, offered a extremely entertaining and informative post about Barcelona’s ‘Mary Jane Football League’. Comprising players from about twenty cannabis social clubs from in and about the city, the future of the league is probably doubtful, but 2018’s playoffs need to definitely go down in cannabis history.
September also brought literal tastiness with the publication of two hemp primarily based recipes and a post about the prospective of coffee to help little-scale farmers in Colombia.
October on the weblog featured reports on a variety of conferences. The UFCM, a physique that has extended been supported by Sensi Seeds, produced videos of all their 2018 panels obtainable on the internet. We published an exclusive report on the Cannabis Capital Convention, the initial occasion in Europe to bring collectively the planet of international economic investment and the planet of cannabis. And not least, in an encouraging move, the Planet Well being Organisation sent suggestions to the UN calling for a reclassification of cannabis items.
November was a month of asking, and answering, inquiries! Could you drop your flat if you develop cannabis there? Will hemp be permitted to attain its complete prospective? Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome helped or exacerbated by cannabis use? Can cannabis be grown applying a totally organic hydroponics program?
To balance out these severe troubles, we also featured a recipe for vegan pasta sauce and an post on the healing energy of laughter!
With the nights, and the remainder of the year, finding shorter, it is fantastic to appreciate these about us with gifts and thanks. So we place collectively this wonderful present guide, which naturally you do not want to wait for a particular occasion to make use of. Any time you choose to reward oneself is a fantastic time, and any time you want to treat your mates and loved ones is a fantastic time!
And on that joyful note, we conclude our overview of 2018 at Sensi Seeds. We hope you had a wonderful year also! Let us know in the comments what the highlights have been for you, and what you hope to reach in 2019 – as properly as what you would like to see from us.