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The best cannabis games for your smartphone

Nowadays, there are lots of mobile games dedicated to cannabis, many of them focusing on marijuana cultivation and sale. In this article we highlight some of the best weed games for smartphone we’ve tried, so you can entertain yourself this summer while you are on the beach, up the mountains… or working, like us!

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Thanks to modern mobile phones, we now can enjoy a wide range of applications and games compatible with our smartphones, some of them related to cannabis. This is because smartphone software developers (and also, as we will see, for other platforms like PC) have seen a gold mine in the marijuana world, as thousands of users are downloading their apps on a daily basis.

Whether they are games, cannabis seeds and strains encyclopedias, or applications to help growers improve their results, this type of apps (many of them free) are flourishing, given their success among the public. Today we are introducing you to some weed-related games for mobiles that you can easily find in the net; they will help you pass the time this summer between dives!

Cannabis games for smartphones are increasingly popular

Cannabis games for smartphones are increasingly popular

Cannabis games for mobile phones

As you will see, in many of these games the user must manage a crop from seed to harvest. The most comprehensive ones include options like developing your own hybrids or creating resin extractions and edibles, always trying to get to different levels and unlock new options. Let´s see some of the most popular:

Hempire

Hempire is a free game developed by LBC Studios Inc. in which you put yourself in an entrepreneur’s shoes to run an indoor growing business. With the help of the different characters you’ll meet throughout the game, you can complete missions that will allow you to unlock new options, such as developing new hybrids, entering cannabis cups, or building a laboratory for extractions.

Hempire by LBC Studios Inc. is one of the best cannabis cultivation games

Hempire by LBC Studios Inc. is one of the best cannabis cultivation games

It’s one of the most comprehensive crop management games, with excellent graphics and an interesting campaign with multitude NPCs (Non-player characters) that interact with the player, who will have several tasks to fulfill in order to unlock new constructions, strains, equipment to improve their indoor cultivation, and so on. Certainly, one of the best options to keep you entertained!

Weed Firm 2: Back to College

With a game system similar to the previous one, in Weed Firm 2: Back to College you are Ted Growing, a botany student that, after being expelled from University, decides to do what he does best… growing and selling weed! In this adventure, you’ll meet an ensemble cast of quirky characters (aliens included) with which you will set up different businesses. One interesting option is the possibility to customize the store and having to protect your assets from gangs and other troublesome people.

Weed Firm 2: Back to College is a fun weed and mushrooms cultivation game

Weed Firm 2: Back to College is a fun weed and mushrooms cultivation game

In addition, this game includes an interesting novelty, which is the option to not only grow cannabis, but also magic mushrooms. You will be able to choose between a number of strains (Mexican, Ecuadorian…) to grow and sell. A fun game full of wonderful surprises that will keep you glued to your phone screen! Developed by Koolbros, this game is completely free and has been downloaded more than 230.000 times from Google Play.

Bud Farm Grass Roots

In keeping with the growing and selling topic, Bud Farm Grass Roots is already a classic in this category, with close to 550.000 downloads in Google Play. Developed by LDRLY, in this game you must organize the growing (you will be able to choose between 15 different strains) and provide a quality product to your customers, who soon will also demand all kinds of cannabis edibles, for which you’ll have to unlock different buildings.

Bud Farm Grass Roots, a classic cannabis game for smartphone

Bud Farm Grass Roots, a classic cannabis game for smartphone

Also, as you move forward, you’ll be able to hire workers to help you with the different tasks, and you’ll also have the ability to customize your farm with decorative elements, giving it a unique personal touch. This game is free, although, as usual, it offers you the option to buy items and assets with real money.

Weed Match 3 Candy Jewel

In a different category, we have this addictive game by Firm Extreme, in which your mission is to match tiles with the same design to eliminate them from the board. Although the mechanics of these games are very simple, they have the ability to get you glued to the screen for a long time, thanks partly to the different levels you must unlock, that add interest to the game.

Weed Match 3 Candy Jewel is free, although the app includes optional purchases. Will you manage to complete all levels?

Weed Match 3 Candy Jewel by Firm Extreme

Weed Match 3 Candy Jewel by Firm Extreme

Dope Wars Classic

The older PC gamers amongst you might remember Dope Wars, a fun and super-addictive buying and selling game which decades ago provided many people with great moments. Dope Wars is not a game particularly focused on cannabis (although there is a Weed Edition), but we had to mention it in this article. Its simple but well-rounded game system allows you to buy all types of drugs in different cities and neighbourhoods. Your mission is to find the best deals, buying everything as cheap as possible, and selling at the highest price.

Don’t expect spectacular graphics or next-generation animations. In Dope Wars what matters are the numbers and the player’s balance; and as you make your fortune you must avoid being arrested by the authorities. A classic game now available for free thanks to Olivier Dupont.

Dope Wars Classic by Olivier Dupont takes us to the original and addictive Dope Wars

Dope Wars Classic by Olivier Dupont takes us to the original and addictive Dope Wars

Weedcraft Inc. (PC)

This game by Vile Monarch and distributed by Devolver Digital for PC deserves a special mention. Weedcraft Inc. offers all the options of the cultivation and sale management games we’ve just seen, but in “extended format” (with a total of more than 4 GB of data), with a plethora of workers to hire, different clientele with specific tastes, several cities to unlock, missions to fulfil, and a long list of surprises!

In Weedcraft Inc. you take control of each city ahead of your competition

In Weedcraft Inc. you take control of each city ahead of your competition

We are sure you’ll find a weed game you like in this list, so don’t hesitate to add your own recommendations and share your tricks and strategies with us!

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Spiritual, religious, and traditional use of cannabis

Today we present you a post in which we highlight the connection between different cultures and religions of the world that use the cannabis plant in a medicinal, recreational or religious way.

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Since mankind first used cannabis it has always been considered as a holy or spiritual plant, thanks to the altered state of consciousness brought on by its consumption. For many religions, sects and creeds across the globe, the cannabis plant has become integral to the way rituals are celebrated and to the observance of religious tradition. We hope you enjoy this Alchimiaweb blog article where we’ll take a look at a some of the most prominent religious, spiritual and traditional uses of cannabis.

Jamaica, Rastafarians and Cannabis

The Rastafarian faith began in Jamaica during the 1930s, created partly by Leonard Percival Howell who is considered the first Rastafarian in history. It was born partly from a social movement on the part of Jamaica’s black working-class in rejection of the dominance of the white colonists and the middle-class, serving, in particular, to give pride back to the black people of Jamaica, the descendants of the slaves brought to the island.

The Rastafarian doctrine is not particularly strict and its followers often adapt it depending on how they personally perceive it. Some Rastafarians believe that Jesus Christ came back to Earth, reborn in the form of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I and as such consider him a representation of God (Jah) on Earth. The Rasta doctrine promotes or praises a return (spiritual or physical) of all black people to Africa and believes that Ethiopia represents Mount Zion or the Promised Land.

Rastafarians smoking weed

Rastas consuming with the chalice a traditional waterpipe (Photo: Colin Jones / Impact Photos)

Leonard Percival Howell quickly formed a small community outside the city of Kingston in the hills of Saint Catherine to live by the Rastafari doctrine without having problems with the police. In order to survive in these conditions, the community created by Leonard Howell grew products to support themselves and earn a little money selling them in the city’s markets, such as fruits and vegetables but also cannabis plants, the consumption of which was already highly appreciated and culturally well established by the Jamaican population.

The Rastafari movement adopted the plant for their religious rituals, considering it to be a holy herb that elevates the soul. They use the cannabis as a religious sacrament, believing that it allows them to get closer to Jah (God) while at the same time offering them a critical vision necessary to stay free against the constraints of western society, referred to as Babylon by the Rastas. In other religions, incense is burned in temples or churches to honour God, while in the case of the Rastafarians, the body is considered to be a temple and the consumption of cannabis is analogous with the burning of incense in churches.

To justify the use of the plant within the Rastafarian doctrine, its followers make reference to several excerpts of the Bible, in particular, the following: “The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12)

They also quote other extracts from the Bible to legitimize the use of marijuana: “…and eat every plant in the land” (Genesis 3:18); ” …and you will eat the plants of the field” (Exodus 10:12); “Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred…” (Proverbs 15:17); “He provides grass for the cattle, and crops for people to cultivate, so they can produce food from the ground…” (Psalm 104:14).

Jesus and the Apostles used cannabis

Representation of Marijuana in Cristianity

“Jesus healing the blinds” XII Century Basilica Minster di Santa Maria Nouva di Monreale in Sicilia

As we have seen, according to some interpretations, the Bible refers on several occasions to the use of cannabis, so that it’s common to find this plant described in various books about religions (old and new testament), such as Judaism and Christianity.

Researchers have demonstrated that oil based on cannabis extracts, called Kaneh-Bosem, was used during the early days of the Christian Church. In fact, the word Christ is the translation into Greek of the Hebrew word “Messiah” which means “the One who was anointed in oil”. The recipe of this oil is described in Exodus (30:22-23) and was made with “Kaneh-Bosem” (also described as “fragrant cane”), a substance that different etymologists, linguists, anthropologists and botanists, together with other researchers, will later identify as cannabis.

This oil allowed to Jesus and his Apostles to “miraculously” heal people suffering from mental and physical illnesses ( “and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them” (Mark 6:13)). The disciples of Jesus were literally anointed with this powerful oil, and he urged them to spread this practice among the faithful to cure eye disease, menstrual problems and dermatological diseases – Jesus seems to have been a great medical cannabis activist!

Hinduism and cannabis in India

Marijuana as a ingredient of the Bhang

A Fakir preparing the Bhang

India is a perfect country for cannabis cultivation so it’s not surprising to find plenty of cultural, traditional and religious use of this plant at the same time in this country. Hinduism, generally regarded as one of the most ancient religions in the world, is the most important religion in India, with an estimated 80% of the population being adherent to it. In this region, many representations of different gods can be found, such as the supreme Hindu god, Shiva, well-known to fans of certain Dutch strains that have borrowed this name like Shiva Shanti or Shiva Skunk, which should give you some idea of the important place that the cannabis plant holds in this country.

In fact, Shiva is considered the “God of cannabis”. According to legend, Shiva walked through a field of cannabis plants after having an argument with a friend. Tired by the sun and this distress, he took a nap under a plant. When he awoke, his curiosity motivated him to try some of the leaves. Instantly revitalised, Shiva made this plant his favourite food and took on the title of Lord of Bhang.

The god Shiva is described in the collection of the four sacred books, the Vedas, as the Lord of “Bhang“, a traditional drink made with cannabis, milk, sugar and spices. In particular, we find it was used during sexual acts of religious tantric yoga. Bhang is consumed before the session while reciting a mantra dedicated to the goddess Kali, which, according to the Hindu, enhancing the experience and uniting the body and the spirit as promised in tantric yoga sessions. In addition to this spiritual use, Bhang also has a privileged place in the life of Indians, who gave it a traditional use. To the Indian people, Bhang holds the same social uses as alcohol does for westerners; for example as an offering and proof of hospitality when welcoming guests into the home.

Shiva Lord of the Bhang

Shiva consuming Bhang

Charas (hand-rubbed hashish or cannabis resin) also has a special place in the religious consumption of cannabis in India, having the same importance as wine does for Christians. The Fakirs, considered in India as healthy men, use charas to gain the impression of having a closer relationship with God. Charas is also consumed by Indian mystics, during ceremonies dedicated to the prayers which are called Puja.

In the Hindu religion, Sadhus are believers who disavow any comfort, break ties with their family or society to fully dedicate themselves to meditation. Sadhus represent 0.5% of the population, in other words about 4 or 5 million people across India. During the religious Kumbha Mela festival, which brings together millions of people, Sadhus represent a great proportion of the participants and consume large quantities of charas during this event, using chillums to follow the steps of their god Shiva.

Traditional use of cannabis in North America

Unfortunately, during the invasion of North America by the white colonists, many of the native cultures and religions were destroyed or outcast by the European invaders. Despite this, evidence of the use of the cannabis plant by the native people has been found, for example, the resin obtained from a 500-year-old pipe, found in Morriston (Ontario), contained traces of cannabis.

Otomi Celebration

Otomi Celebration

Today there are North American tribes, specifically in Mexico, such as the Indians of the regions of Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz who used a plant called Rosa María or Santa Rosa (identified as cannabis) and that is not only considered a way to communicate with the Virgin, but also as part of God’s heart. The ceremonies are but around Christian elements but take the cannabis plant into account as a living divinity on Earth.

The traditional Tepehuas and Otomi healers of the Puebla Mountains grow cannabis to consume it as tea with ritual and divinatory purposes. For the Otomi people of Zapote de Bravo in the Veracruz region, the Santa Rosa forms part of a cultural, religious, magical and therapeutic ensemble. This type of cannabis use can be found in various regions of North America, for example; The Nahua natives in the State of Mexico’s Sierra Nevada or also in San Miguel Totolapan in the State of Guerrero.

Therapeutically and religious consumption of cannabis in the world

Marijuana: a holy plant

Marijuana: a holy plant

A simple article is not enough to write about all the different spiritual uses of the cannabis plant across the continents over time. There are many other worships or religions that have incorporated cannabis into their rituals, for example, Shintoism in Japan where it was used to draw couples together and cast out evil spirits; the Sufis in the Muslim religion which also used cannabis to bring the believer closer to God; and we cannot forget the various African tribes like the Balukah tribe of the Congo, the Bashilenge tribe or also the Senusi sect, native to the central Sahara. All these tribes, religions or creeds once used or continue to use the cannabis plant for therapeutic purposes and justified by religious use.

Europe also has its own connection with the cannabis plant, for example in ancient Germanic mythology, where cannabis was related to Freyja, the Scandinavian goddess of love. The same can be said of the Celts which also used cannabis, as evidenced by the traces of cannabis found in Hallstatt.

In spite of the fact that our ancestors had no explanations for the benefits of the cannabis plant, they could justify its use thanks to religion. Today there are vast amounts of information available to testify to the virtues of this plant, thanks to many scientific studies on cannabis, but even so, its use continues to be prohibited in many territories, being punishable by law. Isn’t it time now to return the cannabis plant to the rightful place where it belongs and deserves to be within our society?

Germania by Phillip Veit in 1848 – The branch of marijuana represents Peace

Germania by Phillip Veit in 1848 – The cannabis branch represents Peace

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Old School Genetics available on Alchimia

Alchimia presents Old School Genetics, a multiple winner of prestigious competitions such as the ICMag Cup. In this article we tell you more about the origins of this seed bank’s genetics and review the different series that form its complete catalogue.

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This committed marijuana seed bank has been performing breeding work for many years, and it’s a pioneer in the Spanish cannabis scene, and more specifically in the city of Barcelona, home of Oldman Green, Old School Genetics soul and breeder. Recognized by many as one of the first breeders to preserve genetics, his collection consists of a large number of strains selected between the end of the 80’s and all throughout the 90’s.

In the Home of the old Finest Strains

We are talking of real gems, true old school treasures such as UK Exodus Cheese 87, some of Soma Seeds’ original clones like Lavender, Buddha Sister or New York Diesel, and many 90’s Haze strains such as Kali Mist pre-2000, Nevilles Haze or Super Silver Haze 98. In addition, and thanks to some friends, this genetic pool has increased and now allows him to work with highly popular genetics from Spain, such as Super Skunk 96 “La Joya Cut”, Critical Mass “Bilbo Cut”, Jamaican Blueberry, Tijuana, and many more.

Oldman Green is also a great lover of pure or landrace strains, and his collection bears witness to this; from Sativa genetics native to Africa, South America and Asia to Indica varieties with a great medicinal value from Afghanistan. It is known that he has a very good relationship with some of the most important breeders in the cannabis scene, such as Karma Genetics, Skunk VA, GG Strains, Professor P, or Symbiotic Genetics, which enables him to harness a large number of original strains from United States and to establish collaborations with many of these renowned breeders.

Old School Genetics, champion hybrids

Old School Genetics, award-winning genetics

Old School Genetics is the first Spanish seed bank to win an award at the prestigious Amsterdam ICMag Cup. Their most famous strain, Peach Slush 90’s, stole the judges’ hearts with its unique peach flavour. Many more awards came later at different events, all very significant in the Cannabis Cups world. Here is the list of prizes they have been awarded so far:

  • Peach Slush 90′: 3rd Best Sativa ICMAG A’dam 2015
  • Cheese OSG: 1st Best Hash ICMAG A’dam 2016
  • Strawberry Mist: 1st Best Sativa THC Valencia 2016
  • Sour Fire Lost: 1st Best Hash THC Valencia 2016
  • Peach Slush 90′: 2nd Best Sativa ICMAG A’dam 2017
  • Glueberriez: 2nd Best Indica Spannabis BCN 2018
  • Santa Mónica OG: 3rd Best Old School Hash The Monster Cup BCN 2018
  • Original Glue #4: 1st Cannabis Club ( Weed You club) ICMAG BCN 2018
  • Peach Slush 90′: 3rd Cannabis Club ( Nou Vilannabis) ICMAG BCN 2018
  • Old Red Sour: 1st Breeder Sativa ICMAG BCN 2018
  • Petrol Skunk: 3rd Breeder Indica ICMAG BCN 2019

Old School Genetics has won the ICMag Cup several times

Karma Genetics Breeding Collab Series

This series includes a very special collaboration with Karma Genetics, close friends of Oldman Green and renowned breeders that are conquering the gardens of numerous growers. Karma Genetics gave them some specimens from their private reserve: Road Dawg, Josh D (#1), and Animal Cookies x HeadStash. With them, Old School Genetics has created a large number of very special strains that combine the best old school genetics with some of the most popular varieties in U.S., all of them with impressive organoleptic properties. To kick-start the launching of this series, they are offering 5 strains:

  • Blue D#5: Josh D#1(SFV OG x Triangle Kush x Hell’s Angel OG) x NL#5 x Blueberry 80’s
  • Honey Gas: Bubblegum pre 2000 x Road Dawg (Stardawg x Biker Kush)
  • Blue Grape Fuel: Animal Cookies x HeadStash x NL#5 x Blueberry 80’s
  • Petrol Skunk: Critical Mass “Bilbo Cut” x Road Dawg (Stardawg x Biker Kush)
  • Widow Road: Old Widow 90’s (White Widow 90’s) x Road Dawg (Stardawg x Biker Kush)

 

Example of Blue D#5, in collaboration with Karma Genetics

Coast to Coast Breeding Collab Series

Old School Genetics has teamed up with several US friends to carry out this official collaboration and create new strains by combining its genetic pool with some of the best known genetics from the other side of the pond, like Original Glue aka Gorilla Glue #4, Banana Punch, Caramel Cough, and some others that will be released soon. These are some of the strains that will be found in Alchimiaweb:

  • Banana & Cheese: Exodus Cheese 87 x Banana Punch
  • Banana Haze: Amnesia Hi Pro Cut x Banana Punch
  • Blue Caramel: Caramel Cough x NL#5 x Blueberry 80’s
  • Critical Banana: Critical Mass Bilbo cut x Banana Punch
  • Glueberriez: M.O.B (Mother of Berries) x Original Glue aka Gorilla Glue #4

Hash made with Old School Genetics strains

Oldies Never Die Series

From the end of the 90’s, Oldman Green has kept a large number of strains that are very difficult to find today, since many seed banks lost some of their creations due to legal problems or because some of their most valued genetics have eventually disappeared. Fortunately, many of these old school plants are still alive, such as White Widow, Great White Shark, Sensi Star, Lavender, Buddha Sister, Kali Mist, AK 47, Super Silver Haze, Chronic, Exodus Cheese 87, Northern Lights #5, Blueberry, Super Skunk, and many others, which will be offered by Alchimiaweb gradually. Currently, this series consists of both regular and feminized seeds. We have chosen some of them for our community:

  • Old Red Sour: Sour Diesel IBL x Jamaican Blueberry x Red Khyber
  • Old Widow 90’s: White Widow 90’s
  • Oldman’s Silver Haze 98: Super Silver Haze 98
  • Strawberry Mist: Kali Mist pre-2000 x Tijuana Cut
  • OSG Cheese: UK Exodus Cheese 87 x Old Widow

OSG, superior cannabis strains

We are very pleased to offer you strains by this reputed seed bank, with which we share a great friendship. In fact, we have been enjoying Old School Genetics creations for years! We hope they will be appreciated and enjoyed by all of you. Without a doubt, you will find real gems with special traits and delicious aromatic nuances… and a first class high!
Happy growing!

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Community and Service Update for our StayHighFam

Where we’re at right now: Pass & Paint and Cannabis Tours have recently had to suspend almost all operations due to the quarantines surrounding Covid-19. Our first goal is first and foremost to always keep our customers safe and healthy, and provide them with a legal and safe environment in which to consume cannabis and

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Where we’re at right now:

Pass & Paint and Cannabis Tours have recently had to suspend almost all operations due to the quarantines surrounding Covid-19. Our first goal is first and foremost to always keep our customers safe and healthy, and provide them with a legal and safe environment in which to consume cannabis and enjoy the 420-friendly community and our events.

* Please check back often as we hope to be fully operational again as soon as possible.

What can we do now to help during this stressful time?
Digital Classes and Experiences right to your home!

It turns out that the place to do that is now your home, so we’re coming to YOU, by offering a multiple of online classes on our social media pages. You can join us for Puff, Pass & Paint, Crafting with Cannabis classes, Cannabis Cooking, growing and hash-making sessions, virtual dispensary tours, and much much more! Join us on our Facebook pages and on our Instagrams to follow along for free classes and events every single day!

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Have you taken a class or tour, love Cannabis Tours, Puff, Pass & Paint, and our 420-friendly family, and want to join us as soon as we can legally pass joints again? Lots of people have been asking how they can continue to support us during this time, because we want to make sure we’re able to come back even stronger for you as soon as we’re able to.

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We thank you so much for your continued support, and can’t wait to be back in action as the best and largest cannabis tour company in the world! In the meantime, wash your hands, be kind, and Puff, DON’T PASS!

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