by sherry

The Studies are In: Cannabis Prevents Diabetes


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Diabetes was once a rarely rare condition, but cases have increased dramatically over the past few decades across all demographics. Diabetes can frequently be easily managed through diet and other lifestyle changes, but that’s not always the case.

Untreated or undertreated Diabetes can result in unregulated glucose levels flowing through the blood causing damage to practically everything in the human body and resulting in a host of related problems ranging from blindness to loss of limbs due to poor circulation to death.

However, the May 2015 edition of Epidemiology reports that the more you toke up, the less likely you are to develop diabetes mellitus – a whopping 30% less which is a shocking difference.

To come up with that result, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Michigan State University reviewed eight different independent computer-assisted surveys that asked patients about their current cannabis habits and if they’d had a recent diabetes diagnosis.

The results clearly showed that the smokers were less likely to contract diabetes, but the evidence is not strong enough to do more than recommend the theory for more study. At least that’s a move in the right direction.

But wait – there’s more. The American Medical Journal reported in 2013 that full-blown stoners had more good cholesterol and better fasting insulin levels than occasional or non-smokers, giving them a better resistance to Type II Diabetes. And, the British Medical Journal published a similar study in 2012. Researchers believe that that anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties of cannabis are what does the trick.

To back up the scientific data with anecdotal evidence, I’d like to add my own personal story. No, I don’t have diabetes, but I do have a friend that does. He has Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, the kind you’re born with & never get rid of. Everywhere he goes, he carries his test kit with strips, needles and a vial of insulin just in case.

About 10 or 12 years ago, when legalization was very far off for most places, his doctor remarked about how good his numbers were during an exam and asked what he’d been doing. My friend was honest & said, “I’ve been smoking a lot of pot.”

According to my friend, the doctor replied with, “Well, it seems to be working, so keep it up.” How cool was that? Especially considering more than a decade would pass before any kind of law to legalize cannabis would pass where we live.

So, smoke up, my friends, if you’re in a place where it’s legal to do so – it could save your life – not just cure you, but keep you from getting sick in the first place.

Peace, Health & Good Karma to all …

The Gorilla

by Steve

Feminised Seeds Free To Enter Competition on Rhino

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The Rhino has been pretty quiet of late in the competition department, but that’s all about to change. And what a better way to kick off again than giving away some free cannabis seeds by the legendary Feminised Seeds Company?


Go to our blog, our Facebook page or one of our sponsored forums, tell us what you love the most about your favourite Feminised Seeds strain & you’re in the comp. At the end, we’ll choose one random winner from each site and gift them with a pack of seeds, but this giveaway doesn’t stop there.


We’ll read over all the entries and pick the person with the best post to get a pack of their favourite Feminised Seeds strain, plus an extra pack of seeds our top-selling breeder.


Feminised Seeds:



All you have to do is head over to Facebook, Our Sponsored Forums or our Blog and post a link to any Feminised Seed strain you fancy. If you want a chance to win that strain and some extras, make sure you tell us why in your post.


Competition ends Friday The 15th of May



All cannabis seeds are provided for collection and storage purposes only and must not be germinated. Winnings are shipped by tracked mail but competition seeds are excluded from guaranteed delivery. Any missing parcels can be tracked by your local postal service or customs.


by Steve

Win Humboldt Seeds Trainwreck On Rhino Seeds – 10 Chances To Win!


100 Trainwreck Seeds Up For Grabs!

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Today, the Humboldt region of California is a Mecca for weed enthusiasts and an epicentre for alternative lifestyle choices. This cornerstone of the Emerald Triangle got its start back in the 60s when some city dwelling hippies decided to move north and use the cover of the mountains to do what they do best! Away from prying eyes, right wing views and “the man,” they cultivated what has become one of the best 100% organic cannabis seeds breeders on our green planet.

Here’s your chance to have your own little piece of Humboldt’s paradise with some high quality Trainwreck marijuana seeds :

• Type: Sativa Dominant
• Outdoor Harvest: Mid October
• Outdoor Yield: High
• Flowering: 70-80 days
• Indoor Yield: High
• THC: 15%
All you have to do is follow these simple instructions and Trainwreck Seeds can be yours:
• Win 1: Like, Share & Comment on the Rhino Seeds Facebook page.
• Win 2: Facebook message The Rhino any *order number form the past 6 months.
• Win 3 & 4: Like, Share and Comment on the Humboldt Seeds Facebook page.
• Win 5 & 6: Leave The Rhino a nice message on his blog page and you’re in!
• Win 7, 8 , 9 & 10 are reserved for our sponsored forum members (see below).
Make sure you follow any rules each forum has and don’t piss off the locals with spam. You may need a minimum post count or good attitude for entry. Facebook is a different beast entirely, its pretty cutthroat – enter at your own risk!
The Sponsored Forums Are:
Cannabis Knowledge
The Growery
Cannabis. Com
Grass City
The Rhino’s competitions are the envy of all! **The recent trend of bad losers must end, so if you want to grumble or complain at not winning, lack of rules or if your mother didn’t hug you enough, please don’t enter and try lesser competitions. The forum mods and The Rhinos decisions are final (sorry it has come to this).
10 winners will share the booty of 100 seeds. All winning are sent by recorded delivery. If they don’t show up (rare), then you must take this up with local customs or postal service.
Cannabis seed germination is, unfortunately, illegal in most places and any attempt to germinate out souvenir cannabis seeds can leave you high and dry – no, not cotton mouth! You have been warned!
Competition ends on Friday 23rd January . All winners will be notified and seeds posted shortly thereafter. Please support our sponsors and buy there weed seeds.
*Any valid Rhino order number from the last 6 months.
**disqualifications will be enforced. The Rhino & Forum moderator’s decisions are final.


by Steve

AY CARAMBA! 100 Positronics Cannabis Seeds, 10 New Year Winners – Free Entry


When The Rhino invited Positronics Seeds to run a promotion, he knew it would be very special, but AY CARAMBA!

Positronics is one of Europe’s most elite breeders with a massive collection of Cups like:


    • Spannabis Barcelona
    • Bella Flor Malaga
    • Expocannais Spannabis
    • Djamba Cup Ibiza
    • Cannamex Extremadura
    • Alacannabis Alicante

Now, these amazing genetics can be yours – for free!

We Have A Total Of 100 Amazing Seeds To Give Away:

10 Winners Will Share 100 Seeds – And All You Need To Do Is Comment!


Like, Share & Comment on our Facebook page and the Positronics Seeds Facebook page. 3 winners will be chosen and receive a mix from the above list.


Leave a nice message for us below and we will select 3 winners – it’s that simple!

4 Sponsored Forum Wins

Each of our sponsored forums will have 1 lucky winner – check your favourite forum’s rules before entering. They can get pretty grumpy with 1 hit posters, but all you need to do is comment!

The Forums Are:


Competition will end on the 5th of January 2015 – winners will be announced and posted shortly thereafter.

Only 1 entry per Facebook, Blog and each forum is necessary. You can comment as many times as you like and we would appreciate it, but please be aware of being too “spammy” and check the rules on each forum – Facebook is a free for all and pretty cutthroat – enter at your own risk!

All Rhino’s seeds are sent by recorded delivery, but competition seeds CAN NOT be re sent. If you have any delivery issues, please contact your local customs or post/mail office.

Cannabis seeds are completely legal to own and cherish (in most places). But germination of weed seeds is a different story – DO NOT GET THESE WET! Rhino Seeds will post these seed out on the understanding that they are for collection and storage purposes only!



by Steve

Rhino Seeds Gives You 10 Ways to Win Excalibur by Eva Seeds

How lucky are you lot about to be?

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The Rhino just got a batch of amazing Excalibur feminized seeds from Eva Seeds, yet another top shelf Spanish breeder. This one specializes in unique & very tasty high-yielding strains at more than affordable prices.


Why So Lucky?


Well apart from the fact that España is one of the best suited, sun-kissed climates on planet earth for breeding cannabis, weed is legal. Eva Seeds are not only one of the most respected Spanish breeders who don’t actually sell to the public! But we have 100 of these prize-winning bitches worth over £600 to hit you lucky so and so’s with – how lucky is that!


  • Very High THC
  • Very High Yield
  • Fast 60 -65 day Flowering
  • 80 % Sativa – 20% Indica

How To Enter


Each Lucky winner will receive a 10 pack of Excalibur Seeds straight from Eva’s lovely hands via The Rhino’s massive mitts. All you have to do is:

3 Facebook Winners


Like, Share & Comment on both The Rhino and the Eva Seeds Facebook pages, leaving a nice message or link to any Eva Seeds strain from Rhino’s website and we will pick 3 lucky Facebook fans to receive 10 seeds each.

4 Sponsored Forum Winners


Comment on your favourite cannabis forums Eva Seeds thread (or try them all) for another 4 chances to win a 10 pack.

1 forum bonus win


The busiest thread from the following sponsored forums will have another 10 pack bonus winner.


The forums are:


2 blogs

Leave a quick note for The Rhino and Eva Seeds on our blog page and we’ll spilt the remaining 20 seeds – 50/50 with 2 lucky winners.

Competition ends on Friday 12th December


The (not so) exciting bit, but please read:


All The Rhino’s cannabis seeds are sold on the understanding they they are for genetic conservation and collection or storage purposes only. This is the same with all competition and promotional seeds and MUST NOT be germinated. Even attempting to do so is illegal in most places.
No competition seeds can be re-sent due to missing or damaged post. These issues must be taken up with your local post offices or customs departments. All packages are sent by Royal Mail delivery and tracking info recorded.