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How does marijuana affect or effect you in the long-term?

Nov 17, 17 How does marijuana affect or effect you in the long-term?

There are numerous sources which will tell you that marijuana makes you stupid, irresponsible or a criminal, possibly all of the above, to the extent that a stoner is often pictured as sort of a cartoon stereotype looking more like Shaggy from Scooby Doo than a functioning human. We are taught from a young age that ‘drugs are bad m’kay’, yet we are taught very little of the specifics. What I’m saying is that ‘drugs’ is a rather general term, lumping in the dangerous stuff like crack cocaine, with marijuana, which has a plethora of uses and capabilities. I can recall the first time my friends ever smoked weed, my first thoughts were regarding what I had been taught about its dangers as an illegal drug. After the first hit or two, it really wasn’t bad, I didn’t feel like an addict, I just felt relaxed, peaceful and rather nice.

The years following, I met more and more people who smoked marijuana and therefore it became less and less of a ‘thing’ and more of a normal occurrence much like smoking a cigarette. As you grow older it really stops being this shameful act you have to hide, as you find out everyone does it, essentially. Back at school, there would always be the worry of kids telling other people about your new found hobby and, if you live in a small town, word can travel extremely fast.

Maybe it’s just a general change in attitude, but as I have gotten older it seems like everyone I meet has or does smoke marijuana, I don’t think I have met anyone against marijuana for years now, although that may just be the social circles I move in.

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Brand new competition!

Nov 14, 17 Brand new competition!

Hey guys, we are back with a brand new competition launching November 13th and ending on November 20th! At GYO we have a ton of high quality product available as you can see here so we think it’s only right that our competitions demonstrate this level of quality and offer new and potential customers an insight into the kind of goods and services we can provide. To this end, we thank all of those who entered via Woobox last time, as it helps us pick from across all of our social media channels more efficiently and fairly.

As with the last competition, the entry requirements will be slightly different to those we have ran in previous months, with entrants now being required to fill out the Woobox form which you can see here before liking and sharing on Facebook, following and retweeting on Twitter and liking and tagging on Instagram. This is so as to make the competition more fair and accessible to users on all channels.

This week’s competition is a good one, here is a brief breakdown of everything you can win by entering your details into Woobox and then sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram:

  • 10 Green House Seeds Lemon Skunk seeds
  • 10 Barney’s Farm LSD seeds
  • 3 Barney’s Farm stickers
  • 1 Heavyweight Seeds boxing glove keychain
  • 1 Strain Hunters acrylic grinder

Please note that you can enter on any and all of our social media channels, but entering more than once will not guarantee better odds of winning, however, it may provide you a little added boost but we do create a shortlist randomly from each channel before picking one winner at random.

For entries on Facebook you will have to share and like our competition post.

On Twitter, you will have to follow the @gyoseedbank page and retweet our competition post.

And on Instagram, you will have to follow @gyoseedbank before liking the competition post and then tagging your friends in the post or sharing the post and tagging our page.

Remember to keep up to date with our social media channels for the winner announcement!

Find the very best in premium cannabis seeds at GYO Seedbank.

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Is it time for medical cannabis on NHS?

Nov 06, 17 Is it time for medical cannabis on NHS?

NHS is one of the Britain’s institutions, it’s pride and joy so to speak, we complain about, it may have it’s problems but where would we be without the good old National Health Service?

Well, we would probably be a lot less healthy and worse off physically, we have cheap and easy access to healthcare, accessible to anyone in Britain. This is generally something us brits take for granted, but you only need to look at the debates and arguments surrounding costly health care programs in other countries, I’m looking at you America, to see that we have it pretty good on that front. Long have we feared that out health care services may be snatched away from us in favour of a more privatised system ran by big businesses which would only really ever favour the more elite members of our society.

However, is it time for the NHS to evolve and delve into less explored areas, walk the more unbeaten path if you will, is it finally time for medical cannabis to be available on the NHS?

I think the immediate answer to this is a resounding yes. There is too much evidence which hints favourably at cannabis being beneficial to sufferers of cancers, muscle disorders and mental illness among other things. On top of this, there have already been a number of promising stories from those who have had to look outside of the traditional NHS medication available, in many cases even breaking the law, to secure themselves or their loved ones cannabis-based medication.

This can be seen in the case of Jayla Agbonlahor, niece of Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor, a 6 year-old girl who was stricken with a mysterious illness that caused her to experience violent seizures. Dumbfounded doctors tried everything they could but nothing seemed to work, however, it was not until her parents decided to go outside the law and treat young Jayla with CBD oil that her condition began to improve. This allowed Jayla to enjoy the simpler things in life which she had been denied from birth, such as sleeping properly, eating and watching kids cartoons.

21 year old student, Kate Munford has been calling for the NHS to introduce medical cannabis after being diagnosed with a brain tumor which keeps coming back. Kate was actually my reason for writing this, given that she is around my age and that traditional medicine has failed her, I feel it is our duty to, if not fully introduce cannabis into health care plans, study cannabis as a form of medicine with an eye to implementing it into treatment plans in a bid to help those suffering from long term illness.

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Thoughts on cannabis in fiction

Nov 01, 17 Thoughts on cannabis in fiction

I know I have done a similar thing like this in the past, with the conclusion being that there are many faithful representations out there, however, there are few that break the mainstream. Now, this could be those which actually portray and showcase the consumption of cannabis or those which merely allude to it or even those which simply express some sort of insight into the mind of someone who smokes cannabis. For the latter point I would bring up something like Howl by Allen Ginsberg which, due to it’s nature as a poem, would be somewhat cheapened if it were to explicitly discuss cannabis use, essentially it would be a bit on the nose. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is perhaps the novelized alter ego to Ginsberg’s poem and therefore mentions the topics and themes but elaborates further, this includes cannabis.

Starting with literature seems obvious, as it is pretty much the beginning for most current forms of entertainment in the present, every game, television show or film begins with a script and many of said genres are adaptations of literary works. I have talked previously about how the comedy series Peep Show presented the extremity and bizarre happenings in regular life as just that, regular. In the wondrously bleak comedy series, cannabis is presented candidly as something which just happens and is pretty inconsequential.

Then there are more niche forms of literature which present varying views of cannabis. One is the comic book series, Megg, Mogg and Owl by Simon Hanselmann which is a drug-fueled parody (of sorts) of the classic British children’s book Meg and Mog. In it the three titular characters live together in what could pretty much be described as squalor, if not always physical then sometimes mental degree. They use numerous intoxicants to help them through this and cannabis is presented as both a help and a hindrance to a varying degree. To me, this is very truthful, as it shows that things are good if in moderation, and that anything, even cannabis, can be abused.

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New competition from GYO ending 6th November!

Oct 31, 17 New competition from GYO ending 6th November!

Hey guys, we are back with a brand new competition launching October 31st and ending on November 6th! At GYO we have a ton of high quality product available as you can see here so we think it’s only right that our competitions demonstrate this level of quality and offer new and potential customers an insight into the kind of goods and services we can provide. To this end, we thank all of those who entered via Woobox last time, as it helps us pick from across all of our social media channels more efficiently and fairly.

As with the last competition, the entry requirements will be slightly different to those we have ran in previous months, with entrants now being required to fill out the Woobox form which you can see here before liking and sharing on Facebook, following and retweeting on Twitter and liking and tagging on Instagram. This is so as to make the competition more fair and accessible to users on all channels.

This week’s competition is a good one, here is a brief breakdown of everything you can win by entering your details into Woobox and then sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram:

  • 6 Holy Grail Kush seeds from DNA Genetics
  • 3 Pineapple Chunk seeds from Barney’s Farm
  • 2 The OG #18 seeds from DNA Genetics
  • 2 packs of Greengo 1 1/4 size natural papers
  • 1 pack of Greengo King size natural papers with 34 extra filter tips
  • 2 packs of Greengo natural rips
  • 1 Strain Hunters grinder

Please note that you can enter on any and all of our social media channels, but entering more than once will not guarantee better odds of winning, however, it may provide you a little added boost but we do create a shortlist randomly from each channel before picking one winner at random.

For entries on Facebook you will have to share and like our competition post.

On Twitter, you will have to follow the @gyoseedbank page and retweet our competition post.

And on Instagram, you will have to follow @gyoseedbank before liking the competition post and then tagging your friends in the post or sharing the post and tagging our page.

Remember to keep up to date with our social media channels for the winner announcement!

Find the very best in premium cannabis seeds at GYO Seedbank.

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Can you imagine your last ever joint?

Oct 26, 17 Can you imagine your last ever joint?

Imagine hypothetically that the joint you hold in your hand is to be your last, then imagine further the scenario in your head surrounding who you’d smoke it with, then where you would choose to smoke it, what type of weed you’d smoke (if applicable) and what time of day you’d choose to have it. This is no easy task. Obviously many answers would depend upon what circumstances were forcing you to have your last joint, for instance the world may be about to end, it could be the last bit of weed in existence or you could just be quitting for a personal reason.

If you were experiencing the end of the world then perhaps you would round up everyone you loved and pass the joint around them. Or maybe even one person you loved. In this instance time may be a factor meaning you may not have much choice in terms of location as travelling to the perfect spot may take, literally, ‘all the time in the world’.

The opposite applies if it were the last bit of weed in existence, as you would probably rather wait until the perfect moment in terms of time and space arrived before smoking it.

If you were simply quitting marijuana you’d likely just wanna be around all your buddies who you normally smoke weed with. In terms of location if it were me I’d rather smoke it somewhere in the countryside and probably in the day for the view.

Feel free to let me know how you’d want your last ever joint to happen.

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New competition from GYO!

Oct 24, 17 New competition from GYO!

Hey guys, we are back with a brand new competition launching October 23rd and ending on October 30th! At GYO we have a ton of high quality product available as you can see here so we think it’s only right that our competitions demonstrate this level of quality and offer new and potential customers an insight into the kind of goods and services we can provide. To this end, we thank all of those who entered via Woobox last time, as it helps us pick from across all of our social media channels more efficiently and fairly.

As with the last competition, the entry requirements will be slightly different to those we have ran in previous months, with entrants now being required to fill out the Woobox form which you can see here before liking and sharing on Facebook, following and retweeting on Twitter and liking and tagging on Instagram. This is so as to make the competition more fair and accessible to users on all channels.

This week’s competition is a good one, here is a brief breakdown of everything you can win by entering your details into Woobox and then sharing on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram:

  • 10 Honduras seeds by Ace Seeds
  • 5 Bulldog Haze seeds by Bulldog Seeds
  • 4 The OG #18 seeds by DNA Genetics
  • 1 Black D.O.G seed by Humboldt Seeds
  • 1 Pineapple Chunk seed by Barney’s Farm
  • 1 World of Seeds acrylic grinder
  • 2 books of Positronics roach card

Please note that you can enter on any and all of our social media channels, but entering more than once will not guarantee better odds of winning, however, it may provide you a little added boost but we do create a shortlist randomly from each channel before picking one winner at random.

For entries on Facebook you will have to share and like our competition post.

On Twitter, you will have to follow the @gyoseedbank page and retweet our competition post.

And on Instagram, you will have to follow @gyoseedbank before liking the competition post and then tagging your friends in the post or sharing the post and tagging our page.

Remember to keep up to date with our social media channels for the winner announcement!

Find the very best in premium cannabis seeds at GYO Seedbank.

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