by sherry

Dr Krippling is in the House!

Dr Krippling

It’s about time a new UK breeder stole the spotlight from all those Spanish & American upstarts! That’s right, Dr Krippling is a confirmed Brit through & through with offices located right on Gloucester Street in The Big Smoke. The good Doc can’t breed there (’cause that would be illegal) so he’s spread his herbal clinics all around Europe where medicating isn’t frowned upon.


But don’t worry, this gear is all Doctor Krippling approved, tested & recommended!


Don’t tell anyone we let it slip, but Dr Krippling is more of a mad scientist than a medical doctor when it comes to his line of exSEEDingly good cannabis seeds. Bypassing the NHS at every turn, this geezer makes his own rules with a massive gene pool that includes hundreds of strains from all across the globe. His crew pops hundreds of weed seeds weekly, always in search of their next super producer!


Some names you’ll recognize, some will be completely new, but all will be completely stable with astronomical power, ginormous yields & bone-krippling highs thanks to a continuous effort to fine tune and further perfect every single strain in this line up.


You … will … love … them! You won’t be able to help it.



We’ve just started to populate the Dr Krippling Seed page on the Rhino Seeds site, so check back frequently for the next must-have strain. Here’s what we have so far:



Grab yours today! These are selling really fast, especially The Incredible Bulk!


by sherry

Migraine Coming On? Toss the Aspirin & Grab a Bud!

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Anyone who’s ever suffered from migraine headaches knows the drill. Pop a pill, take a shot or prepare to suffer not only the pain but unbearable nausea, light sensitivity and, sometimes, the dreaded next-day migraine hangover. And, that’s if the pills work for you without troubling side effects.


Years ago, before cannabis was vilified, many British doctors recommended toking up to prevent headaches and many smokers swore by this simple remedy. They would quickly tell you that cannabis could not only fix their migraines, but mild, regular use seemed to prevent them in the first place – or at least drastically reduce episodes.


As this all-natural herb was made illegal, common sense was tossed out the window, giving migraine sufferers few viable alternatives other than triptans and, more lately, Botox. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather take a few puffs than take a massive shot of poison to my forehead.


Now that scientists and the medical community are starting to recognize that marijuana really could have a great potential for medical use, they’re taking a second look at how cannabis could help with migraines.


According to an article in The Journal of Neuroscience as well as a review of past studies published by Cleveland’s Headache and Facial Pain Clinic, marijuana and triptans (the most commonly prescribed pharmaceutical treatment for migraine headaches) may deliver relief from headache pain by working with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.


In fact that’s how one of the most commonly used over-the-counter pain reliever (acetaminophen, also known as paracetomol or Tylenol) works as well. That’s shouldn’t come as any surprise now that research has also shown that the brain has 10 times more CB1 cannabinoid receptors than opiod receptors. Many are now hopeful that these studies will also lead to more effective and less addictive options for chronic pain of all types.


So, where does this leave you? If you suffer from migraines and live in a place where it’s legal to medicate, ask your doctor what he/she thinks about it, or do your own experiment. For the rest of us, hold onto your triptans and remember to vote for legalization whenever you can. Change is on the way!


by sherry

The Studies are In: Cannabis Prevents Diabetes

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Courtesy of Skley at flickr through creative commons.

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%
 
10 CHANCES TO WIN
 
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.
 
GOOD LUCK!
 
NOTES:
 
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.