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  • Stoner Gifts Christmas Special

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    Ask your average stoner what they would like for Christmas, they would probably say “just grab me some new slippers and an eighth.” This may be at the top of their list, but it probably wouldn’t get them through this year’s Doctor Who special.

    Luckily for you we've found the best Christmas gifts, guaranteed to put a smile on your stoner's face.

    From the price of a gram to the price of an ounce, stoner gifts to get the Ganja bell rocking!

    Socks

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    Christmas present clichés can be hard to get away from but, unlike the novelty tie, socks are one of the best gifts to give a stoner! Popular amongst skateboarders and baked potatoes alike, these socks bring the cannabis leaf to the streets in a range of colours to make your feet look neat. Available from HUF.
    £13.00

    Storage

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    The Medtainer is great for those looking to store their bud on the go. ‘Store, grind and pour,’ it’s as easy as that. This container is smell proof, air and water tight and available in a range of mix and match colours.

    Get yours from Medtainer.
    £6.50

    safe__enlargedAlways looking for a new place to hide the piff? Then it’s definitely time for this Rubik’s Cube safe.

    Don’t worry, you don’t have to complete the cube before you can unlock your hoard; just turn the middle three layers in a specific combination to access the goodies.

    Available online here.
    £14.95

    Clothing

    Everyone loves getting a new T-shirt for Christmas. Fortunately for you we’ve sorted through all the crud and found some dope designs for the real cannabis enthusiasts.

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    THTC are ethically sound and eco-friendly; The Hemp Trading Company makes politically conscious street wear whilst representing the most important commodity of all - the people. From £22.00

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    If you liked the sound of hemp T-shirts, then head over to Sativa Bags for everything hemp related. With over 20 years involvement in producing and promoting hemp clothing and bags, rest assured these guys have their eco credentials in the right place.
    Rucksack £47.99 Hemp Shoulder bag £71.99

    Get Crafty


    Ever hung out your bedroom window blowing smoke into a toilet roll stuffed with laundry sheets...? No, us neither.
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    With the Crafty vaporizer you can toke in stealth mode even with Grandma visiting.

    Made in Germany this vape is easy to use with only one button, the rest is controlled using an app via your smart phone. Extremely consistent, this pocket sized vape will provide clean high quality vapour and taste for up to 2 hours.

    Available online

    £189.95

    RYOT utility tool

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    Perfect for poking, scraping, dabbing, scooping or grinding any substance. This must have item comes with a stylish silicone case with built in wax storage jar.

    Available online
    £49.95

    Cheech and Chong Glass

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    Cheech and Chong are well known comedy legends who emerged from the hippy counter-culture of the late 60s and 70s.

    So it's no surprise they've given their name to this 12" colour changing bong with a magnetic lighter holder so you never misplace your lighter again. Comes with its own presentation box with a sticker and certificate of authenticity - accept no imitations!

    Available in the UK from shivaonline.co.uk
    £89.99

    Brussel Sprout Munchies?!

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    These chocolate brussel sprouts are just like the real thing only without the terrible taste and rotten farts.

    Fill up on these chocolate creations this year, much more delicious and much less pretentious than a tray of Ferrero Rocher.

    Oh Monsieur, we do spoil you.

    Available from online.
    £9.95

    Bud Shots

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    If there’s one thing stoners like, it’s looking at pictures of weed.

    Now you can really impress with this top of the range bit of kit.

    The olloclip is a clip-on lens for your smart phone. Features 10x macro, 15x macro options for those canna close-ups with the added option of wide angle and fish eye too.

    Available here
    £69.95

    Jewellery

    Girl Necklace


    Many of the gifts on our list are unisex, but if you’re looking for stoner gifts for her then you could do a lot worse than this THC molecule necklace from Arohasil Silhouettes.

    They offer molecules from caffeine to cocaine - but as you might suspect we maintain THC is best!

    £23.00

    Soap

    Sometimes the only thing that can beat the winter holiday folderol is a warm soapy bath.

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    Bud Suds promote quality handcrafted soaps that will leave you feeling silky smooth.

    True herbalists must try these hemp infused soaps. Bud Suds from £10.99

    Spliff Candles

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    Another Christmas classic - smellies.

    Although these might not be the type of smellies you'd want to give to your mum or your nan.

    Spark these bad boys up and wish a stoner a Merry Spliffmas with joint-shaped candles.

    £8.00

    Get lit this Christmas

    We think the price of this candle is outrageous but if you've got more money than sense...

    Stick it up your nose with this cannabis scented candle!

    Available from Brummells of London
    £37.00

    The Neutralizer

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    The Neutralizer Road Kit plugs directly into any car or van and neutralizes the smell of cannabis by using a secret blend of over 140 essential oils. Once plugged in this device takes five minutes to start spreading a pleasant fresh smell that gives you piece of mind.

    Available online here.
    £44.95

    Books

    Mr SmileyOnce you have exhausted all conversation with the relations, it’s handy to have a book to hide behind. We’ve hand picked a couple for the seasoned tokers out there.

    Mr Smiley is the last book from the late Howard Marks. Author of the million-copy seller of Mr Nice.

    Britain’s most famous drug smuggler picks up after being released from an American penitentiary and heads straight to the party island of Ibiza.

    £13.95

    Want a definitive guide on Cannabis? Get it straight from the horse’s mouth; Jorge Cervantes!

    With The Cannabis Encyclopedia he’s kindly written a mighty tome on everything cannabis related.

    Step-by-step easy instructions, whether your passion is Cultivation, Consumption or Cooking; this guarantees to be a page turner.

    £29.99

    Christmas Cards

    About ready to go cold turkey on Christmas consumerism?
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    Send these rebellious cards to your nearest and dearest; with reference to popular drug culture, organised religion and multi-national corporations.
    These cards are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
    £8.00

    And finally…

    We thought it'd be a bit daft not to include our very own t-shirts - produced in collaboration with THTC. These organic cotton tees will have you feeling and looking the part.

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    Men's t-shirts are available in a range of sizes from Small to XX Large.

    Ladies 'Molotov Cocktail' t-shirt is available in a range from XS to XL.

    All t-shirts are available in store or online £11.95

    So there you have it. A bumper selection of the latest and greatest gifts for stoners this Christmas.

    Hit us up in the comment section if you think we’ve missed anything off our stoner wish list - we may even add it to the list if it's good enough :)

    Looking for more gifts? Head to our 'Stoner Gifts - Summer Special' here.

  • The whole world is going to pot

    Whilst losing their collective minds and voting for Trump as President; parts of America also voted for cannabis reform.

    California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine all voted for adults to be allowed to use cannabis for recreational use.

    Four other states all passed bills for medical cannabis; meaning cannabis can now be used to treat a number of ailments.

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    Arizona rejected the proposition which would have allowed adults to possess up to an ounce and up to six plants at home.

    Back in 2012 when Colorado and Washington state legalised it was as if a spark had been lit, now it seems the rest of America wants to stoke the fire of legalisation.

    California, which recently overtook the UK to have the fifth biggest economy in the world, is expected to have a recreational cannabis market worth over $50 billion within ten years. It is the most populous state with 39 million people, which means that nearly 20% of Americans live in jurisdictions where cannabis is now legal.

    As it stands cannabis is still illegal under federal law; which is an unsustainable anomaly that cannot continue indefinitely.

    As president Obama remarked last week “For the Justice Department, the DEA and the FBI to try to figure out how they’re supposed to enforce laws in some places and not in others, that is not going to be tenable.”

  • Cannabis IS a medicine say MPs

    A cross party group of MPs says there is clear evidence that cannabis is a beneficial medicine and that it helps alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain, spasticity, nausea, vomiting and anxiety. They also say it can help with sleep disorders, suppressed appetite, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson’s disease.

    The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform took evidence from 623 patients, representatives of the medical professions and people with knowledge of how medical cannabis was regulated across the world. They say there is clear evidence cannabis can have a therapeutic role for some conditions

    They also say tens of thousands of people in the UK already break the law to use the drug for symptom relief.

    The group wants the Home Office to reclassify herbal cannabis under existing drug laws, from Schedule One to Schedule Four.

    This would put it in the same category as steroids and sedatives and mean doctors could prescribe cannabis to patients, and chemists could dispense it.

    Patients might even be allowed to grow limited amounts of cannabis for their own consumption.

    The evidence and the law

    Under the current laws in England and Wales, cannabis is not recognised as having any therapeutic value and anyone using the drug, even for medical reasons, could be charged for possession.

    Co-chair Baroness Molly Meacher said: "Cannabis works as a medicine for a number of medical conditions.

    "The evidence has been strong enough to persuade a growing number of countries and US states to legalise access to medical cannabis.

    "Against this background, the UK scheduling of cannabis as a substance that has no medical value is irrational."

    The group commissioned a report by an expert in rehabilitation medicine, Prof Mike Barnes.

    Prof Barnes said: "We analysed over 20,000 scientific and medical reports.”

    "The results are clear. Cannabis has a medical benefit for a wide range of conditions.”

    "I believe that with greater research, it has the potential to help with an even greater number of conditions.”

    "But this research is being stifled by the government's current classification of cannabis as having no medical benefit."

    The past

    20 years ago medical marijuana patients were being busted, charged and dragged before the courts for possession or cultivation of cannabis. Increasingly these victims started to plead not guilty and elected to be tried before a jury in the crown court.

    Patients would arrive in court in a wheelchair with a letter from a consultant confirming their diagnosis and a letter from their doctor recommending cannabis. Not surprisingly many were found not guilty.

    The government’s response to this? They coldheartedly reclassified cannabis as a Schedule One drug, declaring it had no medicinal benefit. This meant that you could not run a medical defence in court no matter how much evidence you produced.
    Today nothing has changed.

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    Amber Rudd, Home Secretary - cold hearted bitch?

    In response to this recent report a Home Office spokesman said: "There is a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence to show that cannabis is a harmful drug which can damage people's mental and physical health.
    There are no plans to legalise it.”

    Meanwhile, if you want to carry out any research to prove anything to the contrary you need to get special permission from, guess who? The Home Office.

    The future

    Will this report make any difference? In truth we have heard it all before, in 2006 the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, said that the present system of drug classification is based on historical assumptions, not scientific assessment. Nothing happened.

    In February 2009 the UK government was accused by its most senior expert drugs adviser, Professor David Nutt, of making a political decision in rejecting scientific advice regarding drug classification. They sacked him.

    A recent poll suggested the British public are supportive of a change in the law to make medical cannabis legal, with 68% in favour and only 12% opposed.

    Freedom Seeds cannot incite, encourage or recommend that you break the law. However you could bang off an email to your local MP, referring them to their fellow MP's report. You could also mention the amount of money to be saved by not pursuing cannabis patients and the amount to be collected in VAT, income tax, business rates etc. following legalisation. And don’t forget to mention that all this money is currently being collected by criminals, hardly a position to be defended by any responsible person.

  • Stoner Gifts - Summer Special

    Stoner Gifts - Summer Special - Freedom Seeds

    Whether you’re staying put in the garden this summer or packing your rucksack for a party in a field, you can't beat the great outdoors in the summer months.

    Come rain or shine we’re here to make sure you're ready for the festival season with this neat guide to Summer Stoner Gifts to keep you high, dry and entertained.

    Some useful, some clever, some downright ridiculous - these goodies will make your festival experience a great one - you may even be the envy of the camp site!

    Diffraction Sunglasses

    Diffraction SunglassesThese awesome kaleidoscope spectacles split and multiply light to create the effect of rainbows around you. Fantastic anywhere but even more amazing in places with lots of lights, for example in front of the main stage.

    Why not grab a packet of 50 paper glasses to hand out to the crowd? As chances are if you're generous enough to lend yours out you won’t be getting them back.

    Grab yours now from Rainbow FX.

    £13.50

    Stash the Stash

    Abscent MindedLast thing you want to worry about is the possibility of a strip search; put your mind at ease and invest in an odour proof bag by Abscent Minded

    Offering layers of protection that effectively absorb the strongest smells. Each bag is meticulously constructed featuring odour eating flaps and lined with a carbon liner to ensure your stash stays stashed. They offer a range of bags from pocket sized to toiletry bags all the way up to a duffel bag for those of you with a very substantial stash.

    Available here From €15.00-€329.00

    Breezy Bed

    Breezy BedLeave your fold up chairs at home this year and opt for the compact and easy to carry Breezy Bed.

    This inflatable seating option is easy to inflate and deflate; simply open one end of the Breezy Bed and swoosh it through the air. We hear it takes a little practice but it saves messing around with a pump or wasting the lung power required. It can even be used in a pool as a lilo!

    Available in assorted colours from prezzybox.com

    £49.95

    Pocket Dabs

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    Leave your hand blown custom glass at home and take this Mini Spiral Rig with you anywhere. Small enough it can fit in a pocket or bag which is perfect for outdoor dabs whilst you’re on the go!

    Get over to Urban Glassware for reasonably priced glass for both the seasoned dabbers and the newbies to the scene.

    Pictured £44.95

    Blow Clouds

    CraftyTake off this summer with the Crafty portable vape from Storz and Bickel. This pocket sized vape is easy to use with only one button and the rest is controlled using an app via your smart phone.

    Extremely consistent this really is one of the easiest vapes to use, just load the amount you want and go. Charging is made simple via a USB cable; we recommend investing in a power bank which should last you a few days depending on how hard you're puffing!

    Available online.
    £229.00

    Puk Yeah

    Puk 6 ShooterFlavour chaser's everywhere will be celebrating this summer with this Puk Glass Six Shooter Pipe. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio this pipe lets you load up 0.5 gram servings in to its 6 chamber design so you can have a fresh bowl packed and ready to pass around, or extra pre-packed bowls to get you through a long day out! About the size of a hockey puk, the top piece of the PUK Pipe is held by a powerful magnet, keeping your herb safely in place.

    Pick yours up from Pure Sativa.
    £30.00

    Protect Your Skin with Yaoh Hemp Sun Block

    Yaoh Hemp Sun BlockYoah are a Bristol based company with a wide range of hemp body care and food products. Their hemp seed oil sun cream combines natural protection using plant extracts and no nasty chemicals making it vegan friendly. Check out Yoah's Sun Block for those who require a little more protection from the sun’s rays.

    Available here.

    £9.99

    Carry on Camping

    VW Camper Van TentWhy take shelter in some boring, conventional tent this festival season when you could recreate the Summer of Love in this hippie-tastic VW Camper Van Tent.

    Officially licensed, this spectacular four man tent is a full size replica of the iconic 1965 Volkswagen Camper Van.

    There’s more to this sophisticated surfer-mobile than mere good looks – just like its vehicular counterpart you can stand up inside – handy if you don’t fancy crawling around on your hands and knees.

    Available online here
    £299.99

    Fight the Festival Funk with a Pocket Shower

    Sea to Summit Pocket ShowerThe Sea to Summit Pocket Shower is an extremely compact and lightweight portable shower kit. It is perfect to take into the woods with you, or on any sort of trip where you are unable to access regular showers.

    Top Tip: Be sure to pack swimwear or you could risk flashing an entire campsite.

    Available here.

    £22.00

    Freshen up with Canawipes

    CanawipesIf complete cleanliness at a festival is a step too far; we've found you another option in the form of an adult baby wipe.

    Specially formulated cleaning towels that will leave your hands and body clean, dry and smelling nice. Canawipes are the quick, simple and water-less solution to festival bathing; infused with four different skin conditioners so keeping your skin soft at the same time.

    Shop direct from Canawipes.com

    £15.00

    Thirst Quencher – Chillys Water Bottle

    Chillys Water BottleHaving fun is thirsty work and water at a festival can be quite the commodity; save yourself some money by investing in a reuseable bottle that you can refill whilst you're there.

    The Chilly’s Bottle is not only a splendid design but their performance is unrivalled. Using an advanced double-wall vacuum technology, the Chilly’s Bottle is able to keep your water ice-cold for up to 24 hours – whatever the weather!

    Get yours now here.

    £18.98

    Keep the fire burning

    CampstoveNow for the ultimate camping gadget; a wood burning camp stove that charges your smart phone! The BioLite CampStove generates usable electricity so that your personal devises can be charged via USB.

    Burning only wood, the CampStove provides a smokeless campfire that has the ability to cook meals and boil water in minutes.

    Available online here.

    £104.99

    Jammin', Freedom, Destiny

    House of Marley Blue Hemp AudioHouse of Marley have launched an eco-conscious audio electronics collection, Blue Hemp Audio, which encompasses Bob Marley's vision of One Love, One World.

    Made from recycled materials and ethically sourced FSC-certified wood these speakers are made with the Earth in mind helping to minimize the impact on the waste system.

    They fit nicely in any outdoor setting with the added advantage of wireless connectivity; allowing you to change playlists as the mood takes you without moving from your hammock!

    Available from House of Marley

    £39.99-179.99

    Play Smart – Drug test kits

    Drug Testing KitsCome prepared with these easy to use presumptive testing kits from EZtestkits.com

    Small enough to fit in your pocket these tests have the ability to not only tell you what you're taking but also give you an indication of the purity levels of your preferred dabble.

    Sometimes substances can be hard to distinguish, give yourself peace of mind and grab a multi pack of these test kits for you and your buddies.

    Prices from £3.50

    Fashion Killer

    When it comes to summer and fashion; there’s little more satisfying than a wearing a T-shirt with your favourite design or slogan on it. We’ve found some options that could well be in your casual collection soon.

    Kush Friendly are a US based clothing company with some interesting designs based on the stoner lifestyle. Prices from $28.00

    Dank of England is currently touring the UK festival scene in a VW Camper Pop up Shop. If you don't spot him on his travels you can always pick a t-shirt up via dankofengland.com £19.99

    Giddy Tees are a group of 3 guys who work part time in the day by night they are passionate creators of mind-expanding, silly, thought-provoking whimsical t-shirts. Check out the full collection online here. Starting at £13.50

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    And finally

    We have two new t-shirts to show you that are sure to go down a storm at any music event or festival this summer.

    With a nod to 1960’s pop artist Roy Lichtenstein we present to you our ‘fuck ‘em and their law’ Molotov design. Tell it like it is!

    In a homage to Patrick McGoohan, a man ahead of his time, here is our number 6 t-shirt. McGoohan was famously number 6 in the cult TV series The Prisoner. He resisted every attempt to make him conform but fought for individual freedom till the end, and won.

    Available in a range of sizes from Small to XX Large. See the full range here.

    Freedom Seeds T-shirts

    So there you have it. Yet another bumper selection of the latest and greatest gifts for stoners.

    Looking for more gifts? Head over to our 'Stoner Gifts - Christmas Special' here.

    Let us know what you think in the comment section below. If you think we’ve missed anything off the list - we may even add it to the list!

  • Introducing G13 Labs - a new seedbank at Freedom Seeds

    G13 Labs new seedbank for Freedom Seeds
    One of the good memories from our visit to Product Earth last month was the long chat we had with G13 Labs. By the end of which we had agreed to add the seedbank to our catalogue.

    G13 Labs are a UK based seedbank that’s been going from strength to strength since 2007, although the origins date back to a collective of growers in the late 80s.

    Today they continue to work with breeders from around the world to bring you a selection of strains with exceptional genetics.

    We’re really pleased to have the addition of G13 Labs to the Freedom Seeds site.

    G13 Labs strains

    G13 Labs have a great selection including feminised and auto strains.

    They cover classics like White Widow, Mozzarella and Pineapple Express.

    In fact G13 were the first to release a seed version of Pineapple Express – which has gone on to be their best-selling strain. A success they’ve followed up with an autoflowering version and Pineapple Express #2 – a bulked up version of the original.

    G13 Labs strains - Pineapple Express and Blueberry Gum

    G13 Labs crosses like Blue Venom (a Blueberry and White Widow cross), Gigabud (Northern Lights crossed with Big Bud) and Northern Lights x Skunk.

    Some noteable autoflowering strains include Auto Gigabud, Auto Berry and Auto Pineapple Express.

    We've got the full collection here at Freedom Seeds. To find out more and get your hands on these great strains click here

  • Our report of Product Earth Expo 2016

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    Building on the success of their first event last year, Product Earth Expo pulled off a blinder in Peterborough over the weekend of 25th, 26th June. With attendance up appreciably at over 4.5k and getting on for twice as many exhibitors, this really was where the heart & soul of the British cannabis industry was to be found.

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    Concerns over being in the middle of nowhere at the East of England showground and clashing with Glastonbury were firmly put to rest. It’s clear the tightly controlled, sterile, BBC outside broadcast opportunity that is the Glastonbury festival is no longer the mecca it was for everything alternative in music, culture & lifestyle.

    With over two thousand camping tickets being sold for the expo the festival side of this event has proved itself an inspired idea.

    Two other inspired ideas worth mentioning were the amazing prize draw and the glass blowing demonstrations. Entry into the draw was free with just the one big prize, a goodie bag to end all goodie bags. Consisting of an item from each of the exhibitors at the show, and worth over £6k, this really was a prize worth winning.

    Production Line - Product Earth Expo 2016

    The glass blowers, sponsored by Dabadman Headshop under the tag ‘Full Melt’, were set up in a large tent in the main outside arena with their own sound system and DJ’s. Some of the UK’s best artists created individual pieces and demonstrated techniques, all for the first time in the UK. A couple of times I ducked into the tent to escape a shower only to be mesmerised by the molten glass and the creations emerging from the flames.

    Ready to blow - steady hand - Product Earth Expo 2016

    The resulting artwork will be auctioned off by Dabadman Headshop (dabadman.co.uk) after the event, all proceeds will be given to The Mr. Nice Foundation, contributing towards the ongoing support for all of those affected by cancer.

    My main focus over the weekend was inevitably on the Freedom Seeds stand. We had a great position between the main entrance and the entrance to the arena and camping zones. This enabled us to enjoy the warm laid back vibe and meet the maximum number of visitors, a gratifying number of whom were aware of our company.

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    It’s hard to describe how nice it is to have strangers walk towards you with big smiles on their faces to tell you how pleased they are with products they have bought from you.

    Our new T shirts went down well, especially the ‘tell it like it is’ Molotov design. The Raw skins, posters and other goodies we gave out were well received, particularly the poster of the stunning plant that is our Midnight Express.

    Caring for our seeds to ensure they reach you in premium condition is always a top priority and to this end we kept all the seed stock we had on the stand in a fridge. But not just any ol’ fridge, we had an officially licensed Marshall fridge that definitely did not look anything like what you would call ‘white goods’. Not only that, the knobs on the front go up to eleven - one cooler than the rest.

    Marshall fridge turned up to 11 one cooler than the rest - Product Earth Expo 2016

    At one point during the weekend the film crew from main sponsors Ali Bongo dropped onto the stand and interviewed our Dani. You can see how she got on here.

    We spoke to many medical users of cannabis at the expo, most giving powerful testimony of how cannabis was helping them with a number of conditions. I will mention before I go one guy who had grown out some of our FreeBD strain. We advertise a potential 8% CBD for this strain, this guy had sent off a sample for gas chromatography analysis and it came back as 9% CBD, it doesn’t get much better than that! I must remember to mention that to our partners Scott Blakey and The CBD Crew.

    Red sky at night, smokers delight - Product Earth Expo 2016

  • Freedom Seeds - Kush #6 - a new name for a great strain

    Freedom Seeds - Kush no6 launch

    We've got a new name for one of our original strains - Kush #6.

    First launched as Section 6; our souped up Kush still delivers everything you would expect from a plant with such illustrious pedigree.

    Only now the new name lets you know you're dealing with a Kush before you get to the small print.

    Kush strains have long been popular among discerning cannabis smokers. This stocky indica variation of killer ganja, has been growing in the mountainous borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan as far back as the 7th Century B.C making it possibly, the oldest pot on the planet. In recent times we have seen its popularity grow with Kush crosses such as OG Kush and Critical Kush.

    When we created our own variety of Kush we originally named the strain after Section 6 of the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 which reads ‘It shall not be lawful for a person to cultivate any plant of the genus Cannabis’ – take note.

    For a long time cannabis strain names have been unreliable and confusing. We figured why complicate things? Best call it what it is Kush #6 same strain, new Kush name.

    I am not just a number - I am Kush #6

  • Product Earth Expo 2016 – The Alternative Trade Show & Festival

    After the success of last year’s event – Product Earth Expo is back for 2016.

    If you haven’t got your ticket yet but are thinking of joining the fun this year - let us tell you why it will be well worth your time.

    Product Earth Expo 2016

    Product Earth Expo is the UK’s number one alternative trade show and festival. Featuring some of the biggest companies in the hemp and cannabis industries and a top notch music line up. Yes siree - it’s set to be a big one.

    When we arrived at the Product Earth Expo last year we weren’t sure what to expect. After all it had been 5 years since the UK had hosted a similar event. And with European events like Spannabis and the High Times Cannabis Cup having differing fortunes it seemed unclear how a UK event would be received.

    After visiting however it was safe to say we were suitably impressed by the well organised, chilled out event. So much so that we felt it only right we get involved this year and show our support.

    Designed as a way to promote the expanding Hemp and Cannabis industry. Product Earth Expo ticks all the boxes and allows the public to see what’s going on, get involved and learn about the newest innovations in this exciting industry.

    Mind you… It’s not a bunch of hippy types in a field either this event really reaches out to a wider audience with something for everyone to get involved in.

    The event encompasses four key areas: Expo, Festival, Camping and Seminar.

    Expo

    This year the expo/trade show part of the fair will be bigger and better. There will be exhibitors from all kinds of companies, big and small, all with cannabis/hemp at the heart of their business. It’s a great opportunity to meet the clothing manufactures, food producers, seed banks and smoking paraphernalia companies that are shaping the scene.

    Make sure to swing by our stand (E10-E11) where we’ll be offering special discounts throughout the weekend.

    Festival

    With headline acts such as Grandmaster Flash, Gentlemen’s Dub Club and Mike Skinner alongside sets from the likes of DJ Zinc, Congo Natty and A Skillz it’s an eclectic mix which is sure to attract a good crowd. See you down the front!

    Product Earth 2016 flyer

    Camping

    Plenty of “festivals” are turning their back on camping in favour of day tickets these days – not so at Product Earth. The camping zones open early from 4pm on Friday 24th June with music running late into the night. This gives you time to arrive, set up and get on it. If camping’s not your thing and you don't own your own mobile home there are plenty of hotels in the vicinity of the arena.

    Seminar

    Most of you reading our blog will know the wonders of hemp and may already benefit from its many good uses; however for those that need convincing Product Earth aims to do just that.

    Hemp plays a huge part in today’s society as we use hemp in botanicals, clothing, shoes and many car companies use hemp in their bodywork due to is lightweight strength and durable qualities.

    Seminars will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday to educate on the history of hemp, its many uses and benefits. There will be discussions on the potential for legalising cannabis in the UK. The seminar area was so well received last year that it has been moved into the centre of the expo as the focal point.

    There are a growing number of people who are looking to use Cannabis medicinally; this event gives people the opportunity to chat and learn from groups like the United Patients Alliance (UPA) who fight for legal access to cannabis for patients with chronic conditions. They had this to say about last year’s event:

    "From the over 18 to the over 70, from a postman to an ex-chief constable, from mothers to teachers, from artists to venture capitalists from those living with cancer, to those trying to live with themselves, horticulturists to entrepreneurs, impassioned speakers to cool and groovy musicians. People."

    That’s the awesome part about Product Earth Expo there is such a diverse crowd that share a similar interest in Hemp.

    All in all Product Earth Expo 2016 is set to be a hemp filled weekend with things to learn, great entertainment, good food and a chance to support the industry we’re all 100% behind.

    If you're looking for tickets you can get them here.

    If you're looking for more info we recommend heading over to the official Product Earth Expo page.

  • HOWARD – A personal recollection

    The first time I met Howard Marks was the summer of 1997, he had come to Portsmouth for the annual Smokey Bears Picnic on Southsea Common.

    We had arranged for him to drop in at my house to chat to a reporter from a local magazine before heading on to the picnic.

    Howard was smoking some black Nepalese hash.

    I asked him if he would be taking any dope to the picnic, “Oh sure” he said in his Welsh accent, “I always have a bit with me, I’m bustable 100% of the time”.

    The previous day Howard had been quoted in the local paper as being prepared to smoke cannabis at the picnic. So when we got there a police inspector asked him who he was. “I’m Howard Marks” he said with a big grin. “In that case” said the inspector, “because of statements attributed to you in the press, I am arresting you on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance”.

    Another copper grabbed Howard’s other arm and they started to march him off the common. This was the first time he had been in custody since being released from his 25 year sentence in a federal penitentiary a couple of years earlier.

    Howard Marks arrest

    On seeing Howard being dragged off, some of the hundreds at the picnic ran forward and surrounded him and his escort. A police helmet flew through the air as Howard was pulled away from the overwhelmed cops and de-arrested. All of this time Howard had not stopped grinning, he loved every minute of it.

    Soon more cops arrived and Howard was back in custody. They took him to a van, searched him, didn’t find the hash and released him shortly afterwards.

    Next day it was all over the press. Good news for the picnic and good news for sales of Howard’s autobiography Mr Nice, which had been in the bestselling lists since being published the previous year.

    There is a nice sequence of the 1997 picnic, including Howard’s arrest, in the Undercurrents film Grassroots.


    The Undercurrents film Grassroots from 1999

    When the book first came out Howard’s publisher sent him on the road to promote it, something Howard was more than a little apprehensive about.

    The usual format was Howard reading some excerpts from the book, a Q&A then queue up to get him to sign your book.

    As he got more confident it turned into his one man show ‘An Audience with Mr Nice’, an evening of readings, random reminiscences, one liners and rabble rousing rebellion, oh, and live dope smoking on stage, always a massive crowd pleaser.

    It got to the point when you couldn’t help bumping into the guy at one event or another.

    I remember sitting on the hill overlooking the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury one sunny afternoon and not noticing a figure shuffling onto the stage in the distance.

    Suddenly a deep toned and very Welsh “Hello” came over the PA

    Howard had famously been described as sounding like Richard Burton and looking like a Rolling Stone - “I wish it was the other way round” he’d say.

    The voice continued, “I have been asked to come out here to ask you not to piss in the hedge. You see, it all drains into the stream and kills the fishes, and we haven’t come here to kill the fishes”.

    The crowd turned their heads. ‘That’s Howard Marks’, ‘Where?’, ‘There, on the stage’. People stood up to get a better look, at Glastonbury he was a man who needed no introduction.

    I’m sure there are fishes in Somerset who owe their lives to Howard.

    In 2009 they made a film of Mr Nice staring Howard’s mate and fellow Welshman Rhys Ifans.

    By December the film was in the can and due for release in the New Year. Howard was booked at The Cellars in Eastney to do a small warm up gig before his upcoming tour. We booked the front two rows for our firms Christmas do.

    At one point during the evening Howard showed us an unauthorised trailer for the film, it was cut to the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix – music they would never get the rights to use but it was bloody brilliant and raised a huge cheer.

    I spoke to him that night about how he would be remembered. I suggested that when this is all over, and the dust has settled, his legacy would be the autobiography Mr Nice and this movie. “I’m happy with that” he said.

    Smuggler, scholar, stoner, cultural icon, legend, to me he was all these but I just knew him as Howard, and I will miss him.

    Howard Marks window posters

  • Devil's Harvest Seeds - new seedbank at Freedom Seeds

    Devils Harvest Seeds

    Devil's Harvest Seeds

    Last month we made the trip out to Barcelona for Spannabis 2016.

    We came back with some great memories and more importantly a new seedbank!

    To find out more about this years event check out our report and be sure to check out all the big winners of the Spannabis 2016 Cannabis Cups.

    In amongst the big winners this year you’ll notice a 1st place for Devil’s Harvest (in collaboration with Nectar Sector) for OG Reek n Live. And after speaking to the guys from Devil’s Harvest we knew we had to get them on the Freedom Seeds site.

    Devil’s Harvest have a total of 11 strains - many of which have been developed and tested in the Amsterdam coffeeshop scene. With such discerning customers it’s important to keep quality levels high and this is something Devil’s Harvest carry through into their seed strains.

    We’ve got the full range of feminised strains and for those of you into regular seeds we’ve got those too. So if you'd like to try some of the great new strains head over to our Devil's Harvest page to find out more.

    Devil's Harvest Awards

    Devil’s Harvest are big on entering the various cannabis competitions and have won quite a few awards along the way. Below we've listed some of their impressive wins.

    OG Reek'n
    - Spannabis 2016 - 1st Place Extraction
    - High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam 2014 - 2nd Place Best Coffeeshop Strain
    - Oil Hunters Cup 2015 -1st Place Extract

    Shoreline
    - Spannabis 2015 - 1st Place Extraction
    - Oil Hunters Cup 2015 -1st Place Extract
    - Colorado Dabadoo 2014 - 1st Place Extract
    - High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam 2012 - 2nd Place Cannabis Cup

    Casey Jones
    - High Life Cup 2014 - 2nd Place Bio
    - Spannabis 2013 - 3rd Place Outdoor

    Rollex OG Kush
    - High Life Cup 2014 – 1st Place
    - High Times Cannabis Cup 2013 - 1st Place Best Coffeshop Flowers

    Strawberry Sour Diesel
    - High Life Cup 2014 – 3rd Place Bio

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