My Cannabis Experiences

Is It Illegal To Buy Hemp Seeds In The UK?

Hemp seeds are thought of as one of the world’s healthiest super foods. They are filled with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that are extremely important to our bodies. On top of the fact that they are full of these nutrients, they are also one of the best ways for vegetarians to get their protein intake. That’s right these amazing seeds are not just high in protein but they are a vegan food too. While there is no doubt about how healthy these seeds are for you, many people assume that they are illegal to buy.

There is a whole lot of confusion about hemp seeds and whether or not they are legal in the US. First, let me answer this question right away, YES, hemp seeds are 100% legal in the United Kingdom. The confusion comes from the fact that cannabis is illegal. Though hemp and cannabis come from the same plant, they are a completely different subspecies. While cannabis will get you high, hemp does not contain the chemical THC and there for is not technically a drug.

Though it is true that hemp is not a drug, you are still not allowed to grow it in the UK – if you would want to grow it yourself, you would need to obtain a license. Interestingly enough, a growing number of farmers is growing hemp on their farm land. The Guardian has written a really interesting piece about farmers growing hemp a couple of years ago.

So, just remember, it is okay for you to purchase and consume this super food but you can never grow it on your own.

Smoking The Harvest and Loving It

So, we finally finished harvesting my friends entire crop and got a ton of bud from the plants. Apparently, if you don’t pick the bud when it’s time, the plant will die and stop producing. Anyway, we had a blast with the stuff.
So, once the weed was all dried out I couldn’t wait to try it. We just rolled up a spliff and started toking. What a great harvest! After a few joints, I whipped out the old bong and set her up. Been so long since I have smoked up like this that I may have hit those trees a little too hard. ;)

I can’t believe that just a few months ago, I couldn’t even find a joint but now I’m rolling in them. We probably have enough pot to last us the rest of the year… but now I think it’s already time to start preparing for the next round of planting.

My friends game plan is basically to sell a little bit of the weed and have enough money to get some more seeds, soil lighting and fertilizer for the next harvest… and maybe get himself a little something special as a reward for all the hard work. It’s not like we are going to be dealing or anything… We like to think of it as letting people who love weed invest in our future harvests. :P To be honest I think it’s going to be a little hard to sell the stuff, I’ve missed it so much I want to keep it all for myself! :)

I’ll keep you all posted about how it all goes, so don’t forget to come back and check it out!

Growing Weed And Finding Seeds

autoflowering-seedsSo, I talked to my friend again last night. He pointed me in the right direction when it comes to growing pot. Basically, you can be the best at growing weed, but what do you need? The answer is seeds! He told me that this is the most important part of growing weed and not to worry about anything else just yet.

This is where things get a little more complicated. I mean, sure, I get it, you need good seeds, but what kind? There are tons of seeds out there and a lot of places to buy them, so how do you know what to choose? The first thing you are going to want to do is find a nice website where you can buy these seeds.

If you aren’t sure what site to use, try checking out some weed forums. There are always people talking about how to grow and where to buy seeds. After a while, you should be able to find a few sites that come up regularly. It’s really important that you buy from a good grower. When you buy weed, it’s easy to spot the good stuff from the garbage but it’s impossible to tell with seeds. Once you find a site to buy the seeds from, you need to choose the types that you want.

The first type of seeds you might want to get are feminised. This pretty much means that most or all of the plants will be female. If you don’t already know, female plants are the only wants that you smoke to get high. The male plants are basically just for breeding. So, if you are looking to grow a little bud on your own but you don’t care about harvesting seeds. These are for you!

cannabisAnother cool type of seed is the autoflowering kind. When it’s time to get your plant to flower, there is a lot of work you need to do with lighting. For a pot plant to produce bud, it needs to have at least 12 to 13 hours of light and then 11 to 12 hours of total darkness. This can get really annoying and if you don’t do it right, your plants may never flower. Autoflowering seeds grow a plant that will flower automatically no matter how much light you give it. They make growing pot much easier, especially if you are a newbie.

If you are not interested in autoflowering and want to do it the old fashioned way, just get regular seeds. Choose your favorite strain and that’s it. On average your crop will be half female and half male. You won’t get as much bud, but you will be able to gather your own seeds.

OK guys, that’s it for now. The first step, according to this guy, is to get the right seeds for you. Enjoy :)

My Friends Harvest

Months of planning and caring for the plants has paid off! My friend finally got to reap the rewards of all his hard work. His weed is now ready to harvest. What a great haul. I have never seen so much weed in one place in my entire life. I was really impressed with everything. Who knew it could be that easy to grow your own pot. Once the setup is ready, all you need to do is give them a little attention every day and the plants do the rest. It’s just like any other simple garden except it’s indoors and you smoke your crop.

What surprised me the most was how much bud came from each plant. If you have never grown pot before, you have no idea how much the plant grows when it starts to flower. The plants got twice as wide and quite a bit taller. They didn’t look like much until the flowering process began, once that happened they got so big that for a while my friend thought he wouldn’t have enough room to store them. :) They were a little over a meter tall when it was time to harvest. Finally, after everything was situated, it was time to collect all the bud.

Now it’s time to try em out and smoke the profits! My friend said he was really going to miss his little pot plant family. I was very proud of him for getting this all done on his own and turning a few small seeds into such a huge collection of pot. The good news is that the guy has a ton of seeds and is planning to start planting a new crop very soon. I can’t believe that a few months ago I had no idea where to find pot and then the other day I was standing in a room with enough to last me a year!

OK guys, that’s the end of the story. I will try and keep you all posted with all of my friends weed related updates. :)

The Search For Hash

hashOK guys, it’s been a little while since I started really looking for some pot, and still there’s nothing. I finally got close enough to a few coworkers that I felt I could ask them if they smoked. None of them do! Luckily no one got insulted or anything, but no one at work smokes weed.

I almost gave up on my search until I found this guy… He doesn’t buy weed, he grows his own. Apparently, it’s really hard to buy pot in the UK, but growing your own weed isn’t, go figure. I talked to him for a couple of hours the other night and he gave me a few tips to get started. I’m so excited about this!

According to my friend, all you need to get started is a few seeds, some soil and fertilizer and the right lighting. I mean, it’s a little more complicated than that but I’m pretty sure just about anybody can do it. He also said that, aside from the seeds, you can buy these supplies at any general store.

Apparently, at first you treat the seeds like any other plant. Let them soak a little until the root shows and then put them in some soil. Once they sprout, you need to keep them well fed with fertilizer and give them the right amount of light. I think he said he uses fluorescent bulbs. As long as you care for them properly, you can grow your own bud pretty easily.

My friend said that one of the best things about growing your own weed is, you don’t have to worry about sunlight. All the light they need comes from light bulbs. You can grow your weed in the privacy of your home where there are no prying eyes.

I know there is more that I need to learn, like how to make the pot plant flower and how to breed them. My friend is really cool though and he is going to walk me through the whole process. As soon as I know a little more I will share all the info with you guys. :)

Welcome To The UK

Well, I’ve been here for almost a year now and I have to say that there’s a lot that I like about the UK. For one thing, there aren’t as many people looking for work, which is nice. I don’t feel like I could be laid off at any time. People aren’t as stressed about money here. Maybe that’s why weed is still illegal in the UK? :)

callcentreTo be honest, I’m just really happy my uncle got me this job, even if it’s just at a call center. In Spain I was looking for work for almost 2 years and couldn’t even get one as a cashier in a fast food restaurant. How sad is that?

I’m kind of used to it now, but when I first moved here, I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find a little bud. I guess it’s always tough when you move to a new area, especially when it’s a totally different country… I’m hoping to find a few friends with similar interests, if you know what I mean. I’m sure that some of the guys at work know someone with a little info on the subject. I’m just not sure how to bring it up. I don’t want to offend anybody or anything and I definitely don’t want to start any trouble at work.

Anyway, work is great and everyone is really cool. The other day one of my coworkers asked me to grab a “pint”. I would have much rather grab a joint, but what the heck, at least I’m making friends. I didn’t ask anyone if they smoked or anything, I figure I should get to know them a little better before I jump on that train. I mean, it’s gotta come up eventually, right? Someone here has to smoke weed… I figure my best bet is to wait until one of these guys throws a party or something. If there’s gonna be any bud, that’s probably where I’ll find it. Until then, I guess I’ll just keep the weed talk to myself.

Other than the lack of weed and a little homesickness, I think everything will all work out. I’ll try and keep you guys posted on the pot situation. :) Hopefully, I can get my hands on some soon.