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 worldwide movement. As often, we couldn’t have completed it devoid of 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 1 of our most well-known goods. Produced from hemp grown by our sister firm HempFlax, they include complete plant extract rather than just CBD crystals, so the Entourage Impact can be enjoyed by men and women seeking to enhance their overall health and properly-becoming.
HempFlax is also the website of the Hemp Style Villa, a collaboration with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences of Groningen (Minerva Art Academy and Analysis 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-objective developing material like by no means prior to, 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, 1 of our heroines and a correct icon of the cannabis scene. In late 2017 we launched our most current cannabis seed selection, 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 value, 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 common in the final couple of decades.
Spannabis is often 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 very first time, this huge cannabis fair was held in conjunction with the Globe Cannabis Conferences. To celebrate the 15th edition of Spannabis, not only did our Expo Crew dispense enable and assistance, but also gave away no cost Jack Herer seeds with every acquire.
OK, we admit it, we published our April Fool’s Day post proper at the finish of March. This was purely for the reason that 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, even so, pretty couple of of you truly fell for it. We didn’t feel you would, but we had a lot of enjoyable building 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 pals of Sensi Seeds, they each worked as curators of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum shortly soon after it opened. On a take a look at 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 loved ones of providers. A rabbit and a guinea pig accomplished unexpected hemp-primarily based fame thanks to HempFlax. Our sister firm 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: Ladies of Cannabis’ celebrates and elevates the part of girls in the cannabis business given 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 superb structure has a flavour of the tropics to it, and has given that visited numerous festivals about Europe. It homes a chill out region, an info region, and a mini-museum featuring highlights of unique cannabis exhibitions.
Midsummer brought an unpleasant shock when the Sensi Seeds Instagram account was unexpectedly suspended devoid of warning. The social media purge of cannabis-associated posts and pages has also swept Facebook and YouTube, with many accounts and hundreds of pieces of content material abruptly obliterated.
Undeterred, we started a new Instagram account which – at the time of writing – at the moment has 19.six thousand followers. Please do adhere to it if you haven’t currently! There are good pictures from ourselves and our followers, plus competitions, news and specific delivers.
Great news for cannabis globally, even so, 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 extra liberal cannabis policies.
Closer to dwelling, our specialist 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 often tasty, but September was especially succulent. The aforementioned interview with Mila the Hash Queen was published. A single of our newest writers, Tasha, offered a very entertaining and informative write-up 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 must totally go down in cannabis history.
September also brought literal tastiness with the publication of two hemp primarily based recipes and a post about the possible of coffee to help little-scale farmers in Colombia.
October on the weblog featured reports on numerous conferences. The UFCM, a physique that has lengthy been supported by Sensi Seeds, produced videos of all their 2018 panels accessible on the net. We published an exclusive report on the Cannabis Capital Convention, the very first occasion in Europe to bring with each other the planet of worldwide economic investment and the planet of cannabis. And not least, in an encouraging move, the Globe Well being Organisation sent suggestions to the UN calling for a reclassification of cannabis goods.
November was a month of asking, and answering, concerns! Could you drop your flat if you develop cannabis there? Will hemp be permitted to attain its complete possible? Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome helped or exacerbated by cannabis use? Can cannabis be grown employing a totally organic hydroponics technique?
To balance out these significant challenges, we also featured a recipe for vegan pasta sauce and an write-up on the healing energy of laughter!
With the nights, and the remainder of the year, receiving shorter, it is fantastic to appreciate these about us with gifts and thanks. So we place with each other this good present guide, which definitely you do not want to wait for a specific occasion to make use of. Any time you make a decision to reward your self is a fantastic time, and any time you want to treat your pals 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 good year also! Let us know in the comments what the highlights have been for you, and what you hope to accomplish in 2019 – as properly as what you would like to see from us.