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  1. Is Weed Legal in Thailand?
    Is Weed Legal in Thailand?
    On 9th June 2022, the Thai FDA officially removed hemp and marijuana from the Category 5 narcotics list, making it the first Asian country to decriminalize cannabis. But there's some confusion on what this law actually means in reality. And perhaps the one thing most people are wondering is, is weed legal in Thailand? Yes, Thailand have now legalized the...
  2. Why Everyone Needs To Grow The Runtz Strain?
    Why Everyone Needs To Grow The Runtz Strain?
    The Runtz strain is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the very best cultivars currently available for home and commercial growers alike. A multi-award winner, taking out the converted Leafly "Strain of the Year" in 2020 - one of the most highly respected awards worldwide currently, the Runtz has quickly become a favorite amongst growers for a few...
  3. What is considered high THC?
    What is considered high THC?
    With the growing demand for increasingly potent cannabis strains, breeders around the world are all competing to produce the highest THC strains. The result of this race to the top has seen a drastic change in the potency of cannabis strains hitting the shelves of dispensaries. But what is considered high THC and how has this changed in recent years?   With cannabis strains currently ranging from 0 – 34% THC, “what is considered high THC” has been a constantly changing number for the last 30 years. Currently at MSNL we would consider any cannabis strain over 20% as a high THC strain which we will explain further detail using a THC chart (below). The upper limit of lab tested strains right now is around the 30-35% THC mark. However, when you consider that only a decade ago strains as low as 15% THC were considered potent, the real question we should be asking, is there a limit to the THC and CBD levels that a plant can produce?   Lets take a closer look at what the future of THC holds and if THC really matters when judging the potency of a strain.  Continue reading →
  4. What are the different Gelato strains?
    What are the different Gelato strains?
    Launched in 2014 by the Cookie family, Gelato is a hybrid cross of the two highly popular parent strains, Thin Mint Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. The Gelato strain has since grown to adopt a legendary status in its own right. But with a wide variety of phenos having been produced over the years, which is the best?  Continue reading →
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  1. Growing Magic Mushrooms
    Growing Magic Mushrooms
    Psilocybin mushrooms, more commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms’ are a type of fungi that contains psychedelic properties. Today, many people use these mushrooms to transform their mind and become high. Historically, it’s thought they were used in religious rites and ceremonies. Continue reading →
  2. Can You Tell the Sex of Cannabis Seeds from Their Appearance
    Can You Tell the Sex of Cannabis Seeds from Their Appearance
    Of all the things that can trip a grower up, sexing marijuana plants may just be the trickiest. Sexing plants is so important because growers are typically after the female plants, that produce the huge THC covered buds. Or the medicinal relief that CBD strains can bring. With such opposite effects of male and female plants, it’s easy to see just how important sexing plants is. But what if growers didn’t have to wait to sex their plants? While it would certainly make life easier, is sexing cannabis seeds possible? Continue reading →
  3. Psychedelic Plants that Get You High that are Not Cannabis
    Psychedelic Plants that Get You High that are Not Cannabis
    Cannabis has long been the preferred plant to get high of many, but there are many other plants that will do largely the same thing – or even more. Nature has a lot to offer when it comes to offering a way to completely escape and revert back into yourself, or just provide a calming effect when you’re a little stressed out. From legal highs to psychedelic plants that have had sanctions placed on them, here are ten plants found around the world that will indeed get you high. Continue reading →
  4. Breeding 101 – How to Create Your Own Marijuana Strain
    Breeding 101 – How to Create Your Own Marijuana Strain
    Smoking is fun, and growing can be a lot of fun. But breeding marijuana and creating your own strain is where the art of marijuana becomes really fascinating. All you’re really doing when you breed marijuana is taking two plants, each of a different strain, and bringing them together to create your very own strain that is perfect for you. Doing it isn’t all that complicated, but you do have to be careful or you risk seeding, and essentially destroying, an entire crop. Continue reading →
MSNL Cannabis Guide
  1. What's the difference between THC and THCa?
    What's the difference between THC and THCa?
    The Difference Between THC and THCa? In purely chemical terms, THCa is the precursor, while THC is the actual compound. THC can effectively bind with the CB1 or CB2 receptors in the human body's endocannabinoid system, but the same cannot be said about THCa. Its large 3D structure doesn't allow the molecule to bind with the CB1 receptors. Also, THC’s...
  2. What is THCV and what are its benefits?
    What is THCV and what are its benefits?
    Anyone that’s been around weed for any amount of time knows that there are two main cannabinoids regular smokers are after. Those are THC, the cannabinoid known for getting you high and giggly or sleepy, depending on the strain; and CBD, the cannabinoid that is used mostly for medicinal purposes. But more people are starting to learn about a new cannabinoid - THCV. So what is this compound that may be able to contribute to your high? And what are the possible benefits of THCV? Continue reading →
  3. What causes a marijuana plant to hermie?
    What causes a marijuana plant to hermie?
    If you’ve been researching cannabis online, you might have heard people talking about “hermies” and the frustration and problems they can cause.  “Hermie” is convenient shorthand for “hermaphrodite marijuana plant”. All growers should be alert to the possibility that their plants may hermie and that they should take steps to prevent this, if possible. If not and due to genetics, then to take remedial action as soon as possible. Continue reading →
  4. Autoflower vs Photoperiod - Which is the best cultivation style for you?
    Autoflower vs Photoperiod - Which is the best cultivation style for you?
    One of the most recent debates to come up amongst home cannabis growers is now - autoflower vs photoperiod plants. Especially as the quality of autoflowering genetics improves over time. Even more, both autoflowering vs photoperiod seeds are readily available for purchase, and each has its own unique benefits and traits. So, how is one to decide which is best...
MSNL Facts and Figures
  1. What is considered high THC?
    What is considered high THC?
    With the growing demand for increasingly potent cannabis strains, breeders around the world are all competing to produce the highest THC strains. The result of this race to the top has seen a drastic change in the potency of cannabis strains hitting the shelves of dispensaries. But what is considered high THC and how has this changed in recent years?   With cannabis strains currently ranging from 0 – 34% THC, “what is considered high THC” has been a constantly changing number for the last 30 years. Currently at MSNL we would consider any cannabis strain over 20% as a high THC strain which we will explain further detail using a THC chart (below). The upper limit of lab tested strains right now is around the 30-35% THC mark. However, when you consider that only a decade ago strains as low as 15% THC were considered potent, the real question we should be asking, is there a limit to the THC and CBD levels that a plant can produce?   Lets take a closer look at what the future of THC holds and if THC really matters when judging the potency of a strain.  Continue reading →
  2. What are the most popular marijuana strains in the US and why?
    What are the most popular marijuana strains in the US and why?
    In recent years, there’s been a huge increase in the number of states that have legalized the medicinal or personal use of cannabis. Of the 34 states where cannabis is legal, more than half also allow home-grown plants too. With an increasing number of people enjoying the benefits of visiting dispensaries or growing their own, new trends in favorite strains...
  3. What Are The Benefits Of THC Oil?
    What Are The Benefits Of THC Oil?
    Introduction Cannabis contains over one hundred known cannabinoids, but only two of those have truly entered the public consciousness - THC and CBD, with CBN not too far behind. As the war on drugs slowly winds down and medicinal cannabis becomes a viable option for patients worldwide, it’s no longer just your classic stoner who is looking for access to...
  4. What's the difference between THC and THCa?
    What's the difference between THC and THCa?
    The Difference Between THC and THCa? In purely chemical terms, THCa is the precursor, while THC is the actual compound. THC can effectively bind with the CB1 or CB2 receptors in the human body's endocannabinoid system, but the same cannot be said about THCa. Its large 3D structure doesn't allow the molecule to bind with the CB1 receptors. Also, THC’s...
MSNL Growing Tips
  1. How to Grow Outdoor Weed Successfully?
    How to Grow Outdoor Weed Successfully?
    Every springtime comes the opportunity to grow your own crops outdoors, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. With the expansion of cannabis legalization, this desire includes growing outdoor cannabis for many, too. In today’s legal markets, home growers are cultivating outdoor weed, and professional operations are as well.  So, what are the best outdoor grow setups for beginners or...
  2. Best Bud Trimming Scissors for Marijuana
    Best Bud Trimming Scissors for Marijuana
    Anyone that knows how to harvest marijuana knows there’s a lot of trimming involved. Finding the right trimming scissors for the job is important. If you don’t get the right kind, not only will they be uncomfortable to use, but you could also damage your bud.   Continue reading →
  3. Grow Room Humidity Control for Marijuana Plants
    Grow Room Humidity Control for Marijuana Plants
    One of the perks of indoor growing is cultivators can fine-tune and control their environments. This includes the monitoring temperatures, and humidity control too.  By dialing in a grow room’s environment, growers can improve plant health and maximize yields, overall.  Of course, the concept of humidity control is no simple feat to conquer. Especially considering the number of external factors...
  4. Moldy Weed – How To Identify, Prevent and Eliminate Mold In Cannabis
    Moldy Weed – How To Identify, Prevent and Eliminate Mold In Cannabis
    You’ve done all of your homework, you’ve invested in good genetics and grow equipment and followed the grow instructions of your favorite cannabis book (or blog) to a tee, yet despite all of your efforts you notice a white powdery substance on your leaves or perhaps some grey fuzz on your buds or maybe some other signs of plant distress that you can’t quite put your finger on. If any of these apply to you, you could be dealing with nearly every gardener’s biggest fear: moldy weed. Continue reading →
MSNL Strains
  1. Why Everyone Needs To Grow The Runtz Strain?
    Why Everyone Needs To Grow The Runtz Strain?
    The Runtz strain is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the very best cultivars currently available for home and commercial growers alike. A multi-award winner, taking out the converted Leafly "Strain of the Year" in 2020 - one of the most highly respected awards worldwide currently, the Runtz has quickly become a favorite amongst growers for a few...
  2. What are the different Gelato strains?
    What are the different Gelato strains?
    Launched in 2014 by the Cookie family, Gelato is a hybrid cross of the two highly popular parent strains, Thin Mint Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. The Gelato strain has since grown to adopt a legendary status in its own right. But with a wide variety of phenos having been produced over the years, which is the best?  Continue reading →
  3. Top 10 Best Outdoor Cannabis Strains 2022
    Top 10 Best Outdoor Cannabis Strains 2022
    Spring has officially arrived and if you are a fan of sun-grown outdoor cannabis, that means it’s planting season. Growers throughout the Northern Hemisphere are preparing the ground for what they hope will be a successful and bountiful harvest in the fall (or the summer if light dep is the name of your game). Whether you already have your favorite strain or are looking to try out something new, you should definitely read on. Continue reading →
  4. What are fast flowering cannabis strains?
    What are fast flowering cannabis strains?
    How quickly a strain grows can be very important. Speed is vital for commercial and covert growers. And recreational cultivators often want their crop as quickly as possible. For many, the answer is fast flowering cannabis. Careful crossbreeding has created a range of fast flowering strains that offer all the benefits of photoperiods while flowering in much less time. Thanks to fast version strains, the fastest growing weed no longer means compromising on quality. But what exactly are these strains and how do they differ from traditional alternatives? Continue reading →
MSNL Industry News
  1. Is Weed Legal in Thailand?
    Is Weed Legal in Thailand?
    On 9th June 2022, the Thai FDA officially removed hemp and marijuana from the Category 5 narcotics list, making it the first Asian country to decriminalize cannabis. But there's some confusion on what this law actually means in reality. And perhaps the one thing most people are wondering is, is weed legal in Thailand? Yes, Thailand have now legalized the...
  2. What are the most popular marijuana strains in the US and why?
    What are the most popular marijuana strains in the US and why?
    In recent years, there’s been a huge increase in the number of states that have legalized the medicinal or personal use of cannabis. Of the 34 states where cannabis is legal, more than half also allow home-grown plants too. With an increasing number of people enjoying the benefits of visiting dispensaries or growing their own, new trends in favorite strains...
  3. The Latest on Cannabis Legalisation in UK - Your Top Questions Answered
    The Latest on Cannabis Legalisation in UK - Your Top Questions Answered
    As the world’s focus remains on global health, and politics, another movement has been flying under the radar. That being, UK legalisation of cannabis. After years of complications with medical cannabis programs UK officials are now considering cannabis legalisation for adult and recreational use.   So, what's the latest legalization news UK residents need to know when it comes to growing...
  4. Luxembourg Becomes The First European Country to Legalize Weed
    Luxembourg Becomes The First European Country to Legalize Weed
    2021 marks the year that Europe can finally celebrate the legalization of weed even if only in one country. Just this month, Luxembourg became the first European country to legalize not only the consumption of cannabis but the growing of it too. Experts say, Luxembourg serves as a pioneer for an ongoing legalization movement across the continent. With Italy being...
MSNL Lifestyle
  1. What Are The Benefits Of THC Oil?
    What Are The Benefits Of THC Oil?
    Introduction Cannabis contains over one hundred known cannabinoids, but only two of those have truly entered the public consciousness - THC and CBD, with CBN not too far behind. As the war on drugs slowly winds down and medicinal cannabis becomes a viable option for patients worldwide, it’s no longer just your classic stoner who is looking for access to...
  2. How to calculate THC dosages in marijuana edibles
    How to calculate THC dosages in marijuana edibles
    Edibles are recently trending amongst beginner and veteran cannabis users alike. Not only do they serve as an alternative to traditional smoking methods, but they serve extra potency, too. Which is a factor that can cause a problem for some users. Edible dosage and exact potencies can be confusing and somewhat complicated to figure out. But don’t worry, once you...
  3. Bob Marley - Unravelling the Mystery of the Reggae Legend
    Bob Marley - Unravelling the Mystery of the Reggae Legend
    With songs like No Woman, No Cry, Jammin’, and Buffalo Soldier, the word ‘musician’ might be the first one to cross your mind when you hear the name Bob Marley. But Bob Marley was so much more, including a philanthropist, known Rastafarian, and political activist. And some say it’s those activities that may have been ultimately responsible for his death. Continue reading →
  4. Top 10 Stoner Movies of All Time
    Top 10 Stoner Movies of All Time
    Stoner movies may never win an Academy Award but for potheads, there’s no better way to spend an evening. There are really just two requirements for our top ten list: they need to be funny and there needs to be a lot of pot-smoking. These top movies have both. Continue reading →
MSNL Recipes
  1. Easter Cannabis Infused Edible Recipes
    Easter Cannabis Infused Edible Recipes
    If there’s any holiday that could be known as the chocolate holiday, it’s Easter. It’s a time to celebrate as kids run around looking for chocolate eggs and maybe a gift hidden somewhere. But while adults may not join in the egg hunt, there are ways for them to have a little fun of their own. Continue reading →
  2. Easy To Make Christmas Marijuana Edibles Recipes
    Easy To Make Christmas Marijuana Edibles Recipes
    The excitement of Christmas is in the air! As you’re wondering how to make this year a bit more festive, you may want to head to the kitchen. Christmas marijuana edibles recipes are the perfect gift for friends and family. And, they can make wrapping all those presents much more fun! Below are some treats, both sweet and savoury, to liven up your holidays this year.  Continue reading →
  3. How to make cannabis infused pumpkin pie
    How to make cannabis infused pumpkin pie
    Thanksgiving is a great time filled with lots of family and friends and of course, a ton of food. To make it even better, why not infuse some of that food with some high quality cannabis? This pumpkin pie recipe is a great way to do it and a sweet type of edible that all your friends will enjoy!   Continue reading →
  4. The Ultimate Guide To Halloween Party Edibles
    The Ultimate Guide To Halloween Party Edibles
    You can’t talk about Halloween and not mention the sweets that come along with the holiday. For cannabis enthusiasts, there’s an even better way to enjoy them! There is no shortage of recipes for cannabis-infused edibles that are sure to make this holiday even better for you. Continue reading →
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