Mar 23, 16
A wealth of cannabis information, medical cannabis information and general facts concerning marijuana and cannabis strains.
Cannabis information is readily available in this internet age, so we have tried here to give a short introduction to the plant, while revealing some cannabis strain information and medical cannabis information.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana (marihuana), pot, dope, weed, ganja, and Mary Jane, as well as many other names, is one of the oldest psychoactive substances known to mankind. It has three species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis.
Heights vary from short ‘dwarf’ plants to towering, five metre giants yet all varieties seem to stem, originally, from Central Asia, with the first records of cultivation coming from China and India.
Nearly all parts of the cannabis plant can be smoked, vaped, eaten, made into tea or reduced into a tincture. The plant material contains thousands of different chemical compounds but it is widely accepted that the one responsible for its ‘high’ is tetrahydrocannbinol (THC). THC tends to mimic chemicals made naturally in the human body, and can pair up with other compounds to influence thought, memory, pleasure, hand-eye coordination and temporal perception. This is not the only quality that can influence the choice of seed but GYO Seedbank is the best place to find all manner of cannabis strain information. Their layered navigation helps sort strains by hundreds of different attributes and any questions can be answered by the helpful staff either via live chat or email.
Medical marijuana specialists espouse the ability of THC to soothe a variety of symptoms including nausea, pain, anxiety and epileptic seizures. That said, research on the drug is so tightly restricted there have been a regrettably small number of studies performed to test these claims.
Attention has shifted in recent years to Cannabidiol (CBD), and medical cannabis information is among the most sought-after data in the 420 world. CBD is one of many chemical compounds belonging to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD and THC levels vary among plants but by adopting specialist breeding techniques and methodologies, breeders have created varieties with very high levels of CBD and close to zero levels of THC. Although studies in this area are restricted, a pharmaceutical version of CBD has recently been developed by GW Pharmaceuticals (UK) and they have also planned for clinical trials on CBD as a treatment for schizophrenia and certain types of epilepsy.
Across the Atlantic, a research team at the California Pacific Medical Centre hope to begin trials on CBD as a potential treatment for breast cancer, and CBD-rich strains are starting to claim more and more medicinal victories by the day. The image, application and enjoyment of cannabis and medical cannabis has moved on a great deal since the 60s and 70s, as has the attitude of governments and public, and long may its renaissance continue.
Apr 14, 16
Free cannabis seeds have become a popular way to reward customers and they are a great way of providing free cannabis seed samples for those wishing to try something new.
At GYO Seedbank, we love giving! We have Daily Deals, Monster Deals… we give out extra Eucalyptus Points for our Breeders of the Month and our specially-selected Strains of the Month… we love our free shipping and we are very proud of our GYO Club. Despite all of these amazing offers, we are still eager to reward our customers even further by giving out free cannabis seeds with all qualifying orders.
So if you are a fan of regular or feminized marijuana seeds, or if you prefer your free marijuana seeds to be autoflowering – we have just the seeds for you. Whether you prefer potent strains or medical marijuana strains – you will still receive a brilliant boost to your shopping basket with our superb free seed offer. We have everything and we give and give and give some more.
No other seedbank gives as much as GYO Seedbank yet we know we can always improve. If you have any feedback or questions for our staff then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have live chat, customer reviews and a Support Centre full of useful information and FAQs. Our Support staff love helping and they cannot wait to hear from you. In the meantime, however, please enjoy our huge selection of beautiful beans and our generous helping of compelling free weed seeds, and be proud of the fact that you have GYO Seedbank firmly in your corner.
Mar 24, 16
Skunk cannabis: everything you need to know about Skunk cannabis seeds and associated Skunk cannabis strains and Skunk weed.
Skunk cannabis is a much-loved strain with origins going way back to the 1970’s, yet its name has grown a wide and wholly inaccurate usage as an alternative, generic term for marijuana. This is in danger of undermining the entire history of the Skunk cannabis strain, so it is important that people become reacquainted with what is one of the classiest strains of all time.
The Skunk name has been supported by certain seedbanks, indeed, Dutch Passion trademarked their own Skunk #1 in order to preserve its true heritage. Other, leading seedbanks have also been keen to stress which of their strains carry a true, Skunk heritage, but there are far too many banks incorrectly labelling their strains as Skunk, when it is clear they are genetically nowhere near.
Original Skunk strains are strong, high-yielding and versatile. They can be grown in all sorts of conditions and will thrive indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. This is marijuana created with potency and yield in mind, and the plant was selected and reselected for its low leaf-to-bud ratio, chunky bud growth and pungent, skunky aroma – evident in all, true Skunks. Lemon Skunk cannabis, when purchased from a reputable breeder, takes this gorgeously funky aroma and adds a citrus twist, highly recommended.
Skunk #1 was refined and stabilised in the 1970’s and has been a full breeding variety at Dutch Passion since 1978. The only arguable downside to the Skunk cannabis strain is that the density of the bud clusters may cause it to be vulnerable to mould towards the end of flowering, but most agree this is a small price to pay for such luxurious growth.
The genetics of Skunk are such that the strain has been used substantially in cross-breeding and in the creation of new hybrids such as Lemon Skunk, Super Skunk and Orange Bud. Its qualities are indisputable and it is little wonder the name has spread as a generic term for any sort of strong, potent weed. It is vital to remain cautious, however, in choosing the right Skunk, and to pay attention to the true genetic heritage of the strain. Sites such as en.seedfinder.eu are brilliant sources of this sort of information, and help greatly when trying to choose a Skunk that can trace its breeding directly back to original lines.