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  • Countdown to the Fourth Edition of Expogrow in Irun, Much More than a Cannabis Fair

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    Irun, a city in the region of Guipúzcoa is preparing to host Expogrow 2015, the fourth consecutive edition to be held there. It will consist of three days full of activities, talks and exhibitions, creating a professional fair that has already become essential for anyone who wants to keep up to date with the latest news in the cannabis sector. This is a unique space that will bring together cannabis lovers as well as activists from Spain and other countries in order to debate the current situation surrounding the plant as well as having a good time to the rhythm of music. As in previous years, Dinafem is sponsoring the event.

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  • Social Cannabis Clubs in Spain: More than 20 years of History

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    It has been more than 20 years since the first steps were taken towards the foundation of social cannabis clubs in Spain. The legal persecution to which they have been subjected since then has made their path a trying one. Today, after many successes, the struggle with the authorities is being carried out with ever-greater resolve.

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  • A Look at Ganja Farm, a Pioneering Medical Cannabis Pharmacy in Colombia

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    This Colombian establishment has become the first legally constituted cannabis pharmacy in the country, and already helps more than 450 patients who require the plant’s therapeutic properties. Lacking regulation that determines how they should function, they have created their own rules in order to control the plant that is produced, its destination and ensuring a quality process from beginning to end.

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  • The Poisoned Legacy of Prohibition: Blights That Devastate Cannabis Crops

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    Even now in places where marijuana has been completely legalised, years and years of prohibition have had an impact on the way it is grown. If research has been insufficient, it is because the authorities did not allow it, so how do we now stop blights from ruining crops? How can we do it without pesticides, herbicides or fungicides that could also harm us?

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  • How Is Historically Prohibitionist Italy So Close to Legalising Cannabis?

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    More than 200 Italian politicians of varying ideologies support a proposal to legalise both recreational and medical cannabis in the country. At this time, with fierce opposition posed by the extreme Right, it is necessary to await Parliamentary procedures to see whether Italy, historically a strongly prohibitionist country, becomes an example for all Europe.

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  • A Harsh Blow to Spanish Cannabis Activism: the Supreme Court Opens the Door to the Criminalisation of Social Cannabis Clubs

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    The magistrates of the Criminal Division of Spain’s Supreme Court, assembled in a jurisdictional session, ruled to accept the appeal filed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office against a sentence issued by the Provincial Court of Biscay that acquitted the organisers of the Ebers Hemp Users and Study Association (Bilbao), ruling that its “structure and operation” contravenes the philosophy found in its doctrine of shared consumption. This decision represents a great blow by Spain's maximum judicial authority to all cannabis activism, one that seeks to criminalise the hundreds of organisations of this type existing across our country.

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  • Chile Approves a Bill to Decriminalise Cannabis Cultivation

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    The South American country sends the initiative to the House of Representatives' Health Commission for debate. Many politicians were jubilant when they heard the news, as Chileans have been time struggling for a triumph like this, which will particularly benefit those who need therapeutic cannabis, for some time now.

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  • Hanfparade 2015: Germans Take to the Street Once Again This Year to Call for Cannabis Legalisation

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    On 8 August, German citizens will march at an event that has been held in Berlin since 1997, in order to call for the legalisation of marijuana. This occasion will be used to support the most recent political initiatives that are being driven forward in the country. If you have scheduled a trip to Germany around those dates then you cannot miss out on a march that brought together thousands of participants last year. Dinafem will also be attending this edition as a sponsor.

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  • The "Gag Law" a Clear Step Backwards for the Rights of Spanish Consumers

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    Some held the hope that the so-called “Gag Law” would mean the beginning of depenalisation for the home growing of cannabis is Spain, but the sector is denying that this is going to happen and believes that the law amounts to a clear step backwards in the battle for consumer rights. Here we explain what the implications on home growing and cannabis activism will be as a result of this regulation which has raised much opposition among Spanish citizens.

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  • Morocco: When Secrecy and Drug Trafficking Reign in “The Country of Hashish”

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    Marijuana harvests are the main livelihoods for many Moroccan growers, who live in fear and secrecy, though largely condoned by their own government: their green fields are visible to the authorities, but they only enforce the law on isolated occasions. It is a contradictory situation that has been perpetuated for some time now, and several political parties are finally daring to question it. Will they manage to turn things around in this leading international cannabis producer?

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  • Alchimia Solidaria Foundation: Cannabis Helps Those Most in Need

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    Alchimia Solidaria is a foundation that was created from the Alchimia growshop, a cannabis cultivation shop that collaborates with several social, cultural and environmental projects. The organisers are convinced that companies can improve society and that cannabis can also make a contribution. Anybody who purchases something from their shop will be helping those most in need.

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  • Great Success for Dinafem at Spannabis Malaga 2015: Best Seed Bank and 3rd Prize in the Indoor Bio Category with Purple Afghan Kush

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    We are returning from Malaga following three intense days sharing cannabis experiences with the public in Costa del Sol, at Spannabis 2015, which was an edition to remember this year. Also, we are coming home feeling proud with two prizes in the bag: one for Best Seed Bank at the fair and another for third place in the Cannabis Spannabis Champions Cup, in the Bio Growing category for our new strain, Purple Afghan Kush.

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  • All Set for Great Britain’s Hemp Fair: The 1st Edition of the “Product Earth Expo”

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    There are just a few days left before the 1st edition of the Product Earth Expo is held in the United Kingdom, a fair dedicated to cannabis and slated to feature numerous experts on the sector, as well as talks, concerts and a wide variety of exhibitors. There will even be a camping facility designed to allow visitors to spend the night. Dinafem will be present as its main sponsor, to support the advent of a fair that promises to make its mark on Great Britain.

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  • Alaska's New Recreational Marijuana Law: Road Safety, Licenses and a Control Board

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    Alaska legalised marijuana for recreational use a few months ago, and now the state has created a control board that will be in charge of drafting the laws and regulations related to the cannabis sector. The new Board will offer advice on road safety, determine the amount of marijuana that one can possess, and where it can be consumed. We share with you everything about marijuana in one of the harshest locations on the planet, with a cannabis consumption rate doubling that of the rest of North America.

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  • Israel: A Medical Cannabis Program Successful with 90% of Patients

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    Israel has been researching the use of cannabis to treat certain pathologies for years. Through tenacity and effort, today it is a worldwide leader in this sphere, with results that are irrefutable. The Israeli government, however, continues to raise obstacles hampering the efforts of those seeking to change things.

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  • Dinafem sits on the judging panel for the Social Clubs Cannabis Cup, the award issued by Barcelona's associations

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    In just a few days the Dinafem Seeds team will travel to Barcelona as the main sponsor of one of Spain's most renowned competitions: the Social Clubs Cup, this year celebrating its second edition. We have also been chosen to form part of the panel that will determine the competition's winning varieties. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 29th in Barcelona.  We hope to see you there!

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  • Bologna Prepares to Host 'Indica Sativa Trade 2015', the Largest Cannabis Fair Held in Italy

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    Over the course of three days, Italians and those who travel to the boot of Europe will be able to enjoy the third edition of a fair dedicated to cannabis and its many uses. The event, Indica Sativa Trade 2015, has already become a benchmark within Italy. A great show awaits in Bologna, accompanied by workshops, talks and experts. The event aims to give meaning to the fight in favour of marijuana in the country and bring users closer to the social, political and cultural realities of the plant.

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  • A Legendary Indica: BUBBA KUSH

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    Bubba Kush is one of the varieties most in demand on today's cannabis market. And its autoflowering sister is on its way to enjoying that same success, in the same way they share a name traceable to a succession of peculiar circumstances and coincidences: the entrepreneurial aspirations of several American youths in the 90s, the motivation of producers of new strains of cannabis that arose during that period and, in many cases, their lack of knowledge. Some barely knew the name of what they were smoking or growing, even though they were dealing with plants that were destined to endure.

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  • The Mayor of Barcelona Promises to Close 80% of the City's Cannabis Clubs

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    The Government of Xavier Trias, the current mayor of Barcelona, have just presented a development plan that is aimed at reducing the number of cannabis clubs in the city from 123 to 11. They have done this with only a few days remaining until the election and their decision has taken the entire sector by surprise, although thankfully they still have to overcome several obstacles. For a start, on 24 May we will find out if CiU win the elections again. The polls do not look good for them.

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  • The United States Has Once Again Opposed Use of Medicinal Marijuana to Treat Military Veterans

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    For some time now, army veterans in the United States have been requesting that their doctors can prescribe them medicinal marijuana to treat the pain and stress they suffer as a result of conflicts they have served in. However; once again Congress has rejected a petition that could improve the lives of the almost 22 million former combatants living in America.

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  • One Can Now Invest in Marijuana Bonds, the Cannabis Party of Navarre's Funding Instrument

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    Representación Cannábica de Navarra has come up with a novel way of obtaining funding for its party: bonoporros, or "jointbonds", which make it possible to invest money in exchange for marijuana in the long term (when it is legalised). This initiative imitates that employed months ago by an Israeli party that obtained significant help from cannabis users.

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  • Terpenes: The “Secret” Ingredient Determining Marijuana's Scent and Therapeutic Properties

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    When we talk about cannabis, its applications and research into it, the first terms that come to mind are ones like cannabinoid and THC. These are words that we usually associate with the plant's key characteristics, and we even tend to assume that they are decisive. But we err when we overlook one of the elements that really determines the final result with marijuana: terpenes. 

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