This weekend we will be at the Expocannabis 2001 in Leganes, Madrid – Spain, from friday 30 september (opening time 11.00 am) till sunday 2 october (closing time 20.00). We wait for you all at the stand nr. 4. If you are in the neighborhood of Madrid this weekend, you can’t miss!
We are happy to announce that we will be present with our booth @ the Expocannabis 2011. This fair, arrived to its 7th edition, is a classical meeting for the industry and all the cannabis lovers, spanish and not. We invite you till now to visit us at the booth nr. 4 at La Cubierta de Leganes, Madrid, the 30 september and 1-2 october.
Guys the fair has been very beautiful. The location was great, just outside the center of the city. Over 15.000 people during the weekend have visited our stand. We have posted some video and pics on our FB profile. We had great fun too We wanna thank mr Lukas Behal and his crew for having made the fair so nice, professional and still with great vibes; Monika that forwarded all our material in a very smooth way; Karol and Tania, our beautiful hostesses that took care of every translations. Our italian friends Gennaro and Andrea for their support; our czech friends Mike and Radek for their hospitality and kindness; all the people that we have met in the business lounge and each one of those that stopped in our booth. Thanks guys and we see you all next year in Praha.
Since long time we are using this blog only for services news, about our shop, our products, the fair that we attend etc. It wasn’t always like this, so we wanna go back to the past, starting with speaking about one of the most beautiful girls on the planet: Megan Fox. The 24 years old american actress, famous, between the other, for her role in Transformers, have many time admitted that she doesn’t dislike a good joint. Rarely a so famous beauty has admitted her “secret” so openly. And she added that, if one day marijuana would be legal, she would be the first one in line to buy a packet of joints. She would be the perfect testimonial of the Ministry of Cannabis, guys, wouldn’t she?
After a long wait, it is arrived. The biggest cannabis fair of the planet will be held in Barcelona next weekend, 26-27-28 february 2010. The location will be the Fira de Cornella in Llobregat. Over 20.000 people are expected to visit the almost 150 exhibitors. Ministry of Cannabis is one of the sponsors of the event. We will be there at stand number 53, close to the entrance. We invite you till now to visit us for a nice chat with our staff. We will be able to speak spanish, catalan, english, dutch and italian.A few note for all our customers. We will NOT ship thursday 26, friday 26 and monday 1 march. We will take care of everything, order, emails etc tuesday 2 march. Please do not send multiple orders or multiple emails with the same subject. Thanks for your attention, and see you all in Barcelona
We are back from Madrid. It took a few days to take control again, but all the orders have been shipped out regularly. The fair was simply fantastic, the location was an indoor multifunction center with moveable roof. Now normally in october november it is cold and rainy in Madrid too, but this year the sky was blu and the temperature was 26 degrees during all the 3 days of fairs. The roof was opened, the smoke was flying high, the air was crystal clear. Spain gave us a warm welcome, we wanna thank all the persons that come to our stand in those days, our spanish hostesses Iara and Lucia, and then we wanna greet Gennaro and Sabrina, Ernesto and Adele, Thomas and Gary, Matt, Moises, Esteban and Matt, Jorge that maybe did found the hotel, our neighbors Malabares Ros, Priscilla, Jonkar, Jim, Miguel, Laura Daniel and many many others. And thanks to the organization, Elena, Belen, Carlos for the great fair and the support in the moments of need! Next fair for us will be the Spannabis in Barcelona, end of february 2010.
Everybody in this world knows and admires Michael Phelps, the big man that with a youth of training and sacrifices and eating something like 12.000 calories a day has become one of the greatest champions ever, if not the greatest one. Now Michael is a normal guy, so normal that, after a so intense 2008, has done what we all do everyday: to inhale the beneficial steam of some weed. He used a Roor bong, ok, while we prefer the Volcano vaporizer and many of you simply use a joint. It is positively accepted that the marijuana consumption couldn’t give any advantage to Michael. We can also discuss forever about where the borders of the privacy must be traced for famous people (especially young heroes, like in this case). The truth is, the prohibition shows once again its stupid face. So boycott all the former sponsors that have broken a contract with the guy (especially the cereal brand) and all our comprehension to the big man. Michael Phelps, one of us.
A guy in Vero Beach, Florida, have been arrested by the local sheriff. The shariff was called by a McDonald’s cashier, that have just received a weird proposal, to get weed instead of cash for an hamburger. The guy was released and fined 500 dollars. We don’t know if at the end he got his meal or not.
Our beloved, our adorable cannabis plant never stops to surprise us. An english italian study, just published, shows that cannabinoids kill even the most resistent staphylococcus. Every year, these staphylococcus kill more than 18.000 people in the hospitals of the whole world and they are resistent to the antibiotics. In particular, the study, started in 2005 and lasted 3 years, has shown how THC, CBD, CBG, CBC and CBN are incredibly efficient against EMERSA-15 and EMERSA-16, two of the most dangerous staphylococcus. This reaearch was a menage a trois between the Cra-Cin of Rovigo,that grew the plants, The University of Piemonte Orientale of Novara and the School of Pharmacy of London. It is extra ordinary that a plant can have so many beneficial uses. Staphylococcus today kill more than AIDS. Now we have an efficient weapon to stop it. Let’s hope that for once, they allow to use it.
In a few days, next july 1st, the dutch law will be aligned to European Union regulation about tobacco. This mean end of the smoking in bars, clubs, restaurants and every other place opened to the public,even the traditional dutch “eetcafè” that are tipycal dutch bar when you can also eat a bread or a salad. Many people have written to us to ask what will it happen to the coffeshops, if the new ban will apply to coffeshops too. In short: no. In practical it will mean a drastical change of the habits of many people. The joint will be allowed, yes. But only pure. The purpose of the ban is to protect the workers from the conseguences of the passive tobacco smoke. And that’s it. Ab Klink, health minister, that mixing tobacco with soft drugs in coffee shops (where cannabis products can be bought over the counter) will not be permitted from July 1. Staff in these coffee shops have the same right as workers in other cafes to a tobacco-free working environment, said Klink.
The 4th edition of the fair Cannabis Tipo Forte will be held in Bologna, Italy, from tomorrow, 30 may, till next sunday, 1 june. The location is the same than the last 3 years, the Palanord, with almost 10.000 sq. mt. of space for the exibition. The calendar of events is particularly rich this year, with a seed cup, a video area and many debates, most of them about medical cannabis. While we won’t be present with a booth, we will be widely rapresented by our new italian distributor Semitalia, and by our resellers Campo di Canapa and Hemporium. By the booths of these companies will be possible to buy our seeds and ask detailed information about our genetics. For all the italian cannabis lovers, and for all those that are in Italy at this moment, this is event that you can’t miss.
The Oaksterdam University has celebrated this week its first 160 graduates in “Agricultural science of the cultivation of the marijuana”. The deus-ex-machina of this operation is Richard Lee, formerly a pusher in the Oakland area, that took inspiration from similar project that exist in Amsterdam. Thanks to the proposition 215, in California is possible to grow cannabis if the purpose is to produce medical marijuana and Lee has open his school to give the right technical and egal knowledge. Different counties regulates the matter in different ways, so each city has a maximum number of plant per person, per cooperative or per company. Lee university teachs not only to grow marijuana at the higher level, but also to deal with the law in the correct way. As a law’s teachers they have hired Chris Conrad and Laurence Lichter. Lee is preparing to open another school in L.A. The full course costs 200 USD, 125 euro. This is their internet address if you want to know more: http://www.oaksterdamuniversity.com/