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'Operation Oregano': police sell fake weed to fight drug trafficking

It's customary for law enforcement agencies to name operations and raids with often witty words. But there are occasions when both the name and the investigation itself seem to be straight out of 'Police Academy'. Such is the case of 'Operation Oregano' carried out in 1981 (and later in 2010) by the Washington D.C. police to crack down on marijuana trafficking in the city, a case that should go down in the annals of the War on Drugs as an example of the delirious crackdown on cannabis.

LED or HID? Important points to consider

LED equipment has evolved a lot over the last few years, offering excellent new features in addition to their well-known virtues, such as low heat generation and greater energy efficiency. Today we tell you what you should take into account when choosing your next lighting system, especially if you can't decide between traditional HID lamps or LEDs.

Should you play music to your cannabis plants?

Can music really help your cannabis plants grow bigger and better as some growers attest? Do plants react differently to different types of music? How is an organism without ears able to appreciate music of any kind? Why might this phenomenon occur? In today's post, we try and answer these questions and more.

Cannabis in the 80s, the Dutch revolution

Although legally speaking, the 1980s did not represent a great advance in terms of the cannabis situation, socially and in terms of the sector, things were moving forward at a good pace. Thanks to legislation that was more weed-friendly than that of the United States, Amsterdam emerged as the world capital of the plant and the birthplace of the first seed banks that we still know today. In this article, we take a look at this interesting decade.

Effects of magic mushrooms (medicinal and recreational)

Psychedelics are experiencing a scientific renaissance thanks to their use in therapies related to mental health, which has prompted research into the effects of compounds such as psilocybin and their possible advantages over traditional treatments. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the medicinal and recreational effects (both physical and mental) of this substance that make hallucinogenic mushrooms live up to their nickname of "magic mushrooms".

Cannabis pancakes

How about preparing some delicious cannabis pancakes? As we will see in today's recipe, pancakes are a culinary element of great versatility and greater popularity, which can be combined with all kinds of ingredients, whether they are sweet or savoury. In this post we tell you how to prepare them step by step and without complications.

Curing cannabis

Planning what happens after harvesting a cannabis crop is as important as the grow itself. And most experienced growers know that curing is where the "magic really happens". However, this process remains possibly the most overlooked aspect of cannabis production. Drying and curing your buds properly is an art in itself, but there are some simple strategies that can be applied to increase your chances of success.

Things to know before trying magic mushrooms for the first time

Do you want to try magic mushrooms, but you're not sure if you should? Maybe we can help you decide. After a long period of time, more and more places are relaxing their grip on psilocybin mushrooms. Why? Because human clinical trials suggest that psilocybin may be beneficial in many, many different ways. Not only because of its recreational effects that delight the body and the spirit, but also because we may be facing one of the entheogens capable of revolutionising the field of medicine as we know it.

Malawi Cob - traditional fermented cannabis

Fermenting cannabis in cobs is an ancient African technique to curing flowers. After the crop was cut and briefly dried, the still-moist buds were tightly packed in banana leaves, tied with string and buried under manure to slowly cure for months. This ancient process is associated with the famous Malawi Gold strain, due to the abundance of farmers in that area who used the technique to preserve their cannabis crops.

Is CRISPR gene editing the future of cannabis?

In the last decade, we have all heard about GMOs and how the food industry has been transformed to favour genetically modified varieties. But have you heard of CRISPR/Cas9? This gene editing technique has already landed in the cannabis industry and could revolutionise the market in the coming years. In this article we tell you everything there is to know about it.

What is the endocannabinoid system? (ECS)

Do you know what regulates hunger, sleep, menstrual pain and also libido in our bodies? The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the balance of all these functions on which our health and emotional well-being depend so much. In this article, we explain what it is, how it works and what to do to keep it healthy.

Biden to pardon federal cannabis possession convictions

Breaking news! yesterday, US president Biden announced new measures in the federal regulation of cannabis. He will pardon all federal convictions for simple marijuana possession, request a review into the scheduling of cannabis and will also urge state governors to follow the federal lead and pardon weed possession convictions too. For more details, read on.

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This is the official blog of Alchimia Grow Shop. This blog is intended exclusively for the use of adults over the age of 18 years.

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