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Your Favourite Cannabis Strains

Last week we launched our first Youtube subscriber giveaway by asking the question “What is your favourite cannabis strain and why?”

The results are in, and there were some great answers. We cover some of the best in today’s ISMOKE Upload, which you can watch below.

It’s Time for another ISMOKE Giveaway!

Here at ISMOKE HQ we love giving away free stuff. We are always thinking of prizes we can put up for grabs when we speak to our sponsors and partners.

Youtube Subscriber Giveaway #1

We are giving away an exclusive cannabis-themed photo frame in our first youtube subscriber giveaway:

ISMOKE Christmas Giveaway Winner + Prize Details

The ISMOKE Christmas giveaway featured two extra presents that we bought just for the occasion! You may have seen our image across social media last week:

PAX 2 Vaporiser Giveaway

This week on ISMOKE we are teaming up with PAX Vapor for our biggest giveaway yet! Read on for details on how you could win a Pax 2 Vaporiser, worth £159.99.

Here are the Winners of Last Week’s Giveaway

Last week we posted a giveaway for 5 lucky ISMOKE fans to win a bottle of 300mg CBD E-Liquid worth 50 euros in partnership with CBD brand Harmony.

Today it is our pleasure to announce the winners, who have already been notified! Harmony will be shipping your prizes out soon.

To enter our current giveaway head over to to be in with a chance of winning an “ICE MAN” dab rig by JaXX USA!

Win an “Ice Man” Dab Rig by JaXX USA in Our Giveaway

Glass Giveaway

We have teamed up with our sponsor Ali Bongo for our latest giveaway in which you could win a deluxe “Ice Man” recycler dab rig (plus a handy dab tool) by JaXX USA worth over £69.99!

Five runners-up will also win an Ali Bongo goodie bag, including a T-Shirt, Grinder and Skins.

ISMOKE Magazine Writer’s Competition: Win FREE Cannabis Seeds

To all budding authors: How would you like to get your hands on free feminised cannabis seeds and become part of ISMOKE Magazine – The voice for cannabis users nationwide?

ISMOKE Magazine is running a cannabis seeds competition to find new writers who want to get their voice heard by tens of thousands of cannabis users around the world.  Do you have some knowledge to share or something to say about cannabis? Get involved!

The Competition:
Write an article on a cannabis subject of your choice.  This could be informative, for example a medical-themed article, or it could be a story/experience about cannabis.  Use your imagination. They can be as long or as short as you like – 1000-2000 words would be good as a rough guide but all articles will be considered.

The best articles will be published on ISMOKE magazine.  The authors will get an exclusive ISMOKE Email account and the opportunity to have future pieces published on ISMOKE Magazine.

At the end of the competition (2nd March 2013) the article with the most likes/shares/tweets will win the competition.

Here are a couple of examples of previously submitted articles – use them for inspiration!

Why Cannabis is a better Pain medication than any other  By Graham Neilson
How much is your cannabis? By Harvey Jones 

The Prize:
The top three articles will receive free cannabis seeds, courtesy of ISMOKE and Royal Queen Seeds, amongst the top rapidly-growing cannabis seeds breeders in Europe, with more than 20 years of experience in growing cannabis seeds in the Netherlands.

How to Enter:
submit articles along with your name/pseudonym to [email protected] or via message on facebook at

Good luck- We look forward to reading your articles!


Herbal Tee’s Competition Winner

Congratulations to Kirstie Mc Keown who has won the competition for the Herbal Tee and Cannabis seeds!

Look out for more competitions soon!

ISMOKE Competition Time (Even More Free Cannabis Seeds to Give Away)

This Week, ISMOKE Magazine are giving you yet another chance to get your hands on some free cannabis seeds!

Oh, did we mention this strain is yet another cannabis cup winner?

Since the days of the early skunks we have primarily used Sativa and Indica hybrids to produce new types of cannabis seeds. Although they are a mix of both, usually one trait will shine more than the other, which we refer to as the dominant trait. While playing around with genetics, some growers in Spain came across a Sativa/Indica hybrid which flowered to the full psychoactive effects of a pure Sativa. The smoke from this cannabis strain was so big, so gargantuan, it would eventually earn the title of Moby Dick.

Our Royal Moby is a Dutch twist on a Spanish classic, brought to you in a feminized seed. Being a sativa dominant plant, it will grow big and strong throughout the flowering period. Indoors it can reach 2 metres, outdoors in the sun it will grow to over 3 metres tall. It grows exactly as you would expect a sativa to, with long stretchy branches, and lots of buds all over.

The size of Royal Moby during its growth is rewarded with the yield that can be harvested. Indoor growers can expect 60 g per plant or 600 g per square metre under a 600w light. Grown outdoors it needs lots of sun, like along the Mediterranean; however, it can also be grown in extremely hot, tropical environments. In these conditions, these 3 m tall plants can grow up to 1000 g per plant. In both cases, indoors/outdoors, Royal Moby likes to grow big and will need lots of good nourishment to help it.

The only Indica trait to carry through in this hybrid is a short flowering period of 9-10 weeks. For commercial growers who can afford a little more time and room, Royal Moby is the perfect option for those willing to make a sacrifice for a better smoke.

The high that comes from smoking this is beyond astronomical, a pure psychedelic experience. Royal Moby is amongst the strongest THC-bearing cannabis plants we sell, and it’s truly felt with every smoke of a joint or bong.

Royal Queen Seeds is amongst the top rapidly-growing cannabis seeds breeders in Europe, with more than 20 years of experience in growing cannabis seeds in the Netherlands.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is complete a two minute survey about ISMOKE Magazine for market research to help improve the site.


Click here to take survey – then email [email protected] with you name and age for entry.

The winner will be randomly generated one week from now – Friday 27th July.

Good luck!

Northern Lights Cannabis Strain Review Plus Your Chance to Win Cananbis Seeds!

This week more cannabis seeds are up for grabs – The Famous “Northern Lights” strain, courtesy of Royal Queen Seeds 

Strain Review:

When it comes to strains that have laid down their mark on the cannabis plant genetics that are around today, there are few names that can be mentioned as often as Northern Lights. The exact makeup of the Northern Lights heritage is thought to have come out of west coast America, originally from eleven different seeds. Each of these varieties have been bred, inbred and hybridised so much over the years that the exact genetic remains a mystery. However, one thing that is certain is that Northern Lights has been the basis for many of the award-winning classics in the history of cannabis.

According to the legend, Northern Lights was an exclusive Indica plant from Afghanistan, although some of the original eleven plants were said to contain Thai genetics. Today we bring you our feminized Northern Lights which is still an indica dominant hybrid, but carries a lot of sativa in its leaf structure.

Our Northern Lights Feminized will grow as high as 1.2 m tall indoors, but it will stretch to over 2 m tall outside. It will produce relatively wider internode spacing, with long thin leafs, demonstrating its sativa background. Upon flowering is when its Afghan heritage comes to life, with dense, resin-covered nuggets which form all over the plant; however, it will produce a giant main cola.

It will yield on average 40-50 g per plant, or about 500 g per square metre under a 600w light. Grown outdoors, it can give as much as 100 g per plant, but will need the nice warm environment of southern Spain, California or North Africa.  Placed in full sunlight and given enough food and water, Northern Lights will grow into a tree and give excellent results for yield.

Flowering is complete after 8 weeks, although some growers report harvesting after just 7 weeks.  During the flowering process, all buds are formed with a light, resin-covered surface which starts to glow towards the end of the grow.

Northern Lights is simply one of those knockout smokes that guarantees a couchlock session for the next few minutes. The Afghan heritage really shines through in the smoke, and anyone looking for that strong stone need seek no further than Northern Lights Feminized.

To be in with a chance of winning Northern Light Cannabis Seeds, just answer the following question:

Which famous inspirational reggae singer recently had a documentary film released about his life on April 20th 2012?

Send your answer to [email protected] – The winner will be picked Thursday 21st June 2012.

Please also like ISMOKE Magazine on Facebook!


  • Due to the nature of the prize, the winner will not be announced publicly.  They will be notified in private via email, and the seeds posted the following day.
  • Unfortunately we cannot ship cannabis seeds to the United States.

Good luck!

Royal Queen Seeds is amongst the top rapidly-growing cannabis seeds breeders in Europe, with more than 20 years of experience in growing cannabis seeds in the Netherlands.

Royal Queen Seeds is able to provide quality feminized, autoflowering and medical seeds at a good price and their seeds have won many prizes over the years, including the well-known Highlife Cup and the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Congratulations to the winner of the Royal Dwarf Feminized Auto-Flowering Cannabis Seeds competition – your seeds should be on your doorstep tomorrow morning!

FREE CANNABIS SEEDS (To One Lucky Winner) – It’s ISMOKE Competition Time!

This week ISMOKE Magazine has teamed up with Royal Queen Seeds to bring you another exciting cannabis seeds competition.

How would you like to win yourself some Shining Silver Haze cannabis seeds, courtesy of ISMOKE Magazine – The Voice For Cannabis Users Nationwide?

Entering is simple – you may even be the draw already!  Simply click this link and like ISMOKE Magazine on facebook – and you’re in with a chance to win – the winner will be decided and notified (privately, of course) on Monday 4th June at 7pm! It’s that simple. You can even click ‘like’ on the right-hand side of the homepage.

ISMOKE Magazine is growing fast, now reaching thousands of cannabis users in the UK and worldwide every week.  Because we love our readers and recognise how important word of mouth is for growing our readership, we are offering a second entry into the draw to win the Shining Silver Haze seeds on Monday 4th June.  To get a second entry into the draw, simply share on your facebook wall, and make sure you tag @ISMOKE Magazine (Facebook will bring up the option when you start typing if you like ISMOKE Magazine on facebook) so that we can count your entry!

Here’s some info about Shining Silver Haze:

Ever since a pair of brothers started breeding Sativas from all over the world back in the 70s, cannabis smokers have been truly grateful for the existence of a type of plant called Haze. Originally, this was the culmination of years of breeding thousands of seeds from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and South India. Eventually this haze genetic would make its way over to Holland for further hybridisation to form the pinnacle of modern day Sativa strains.

Upon arriving in Holland, along with the now classic skunk varieties, a pair of breeders went to work to find that super hybrid which could capture the sweet taste and high of a haze, but the short flowering period of an Indica. Using a combination of Haze, Skunk and Northern Lights genetics, one of these breeders would end up with one of the first haze classics, Super Silver Haze.

Since then, these early genetics have been spread out and hybridised over the years, from which we bring you one of our top varieties at Royal Queen Seeds, Shining Silver Haze. Our haze hybrid will grow to about 1 m tall, very short for a haze, indoors, but can stretch to over 2 m outside. Grown outdoors, it will need a lot of sun, even a greenhouse, in regions like Spain, Italy or North Africa.

Our Shining Silver Haze Feminized will yield on average 35-45 g per plant, or up to 450 g square metre under a 600w light. Flowering time is 9-10 weeks, which is really quite short for a haze plant. There are very few haze varieties which can produce that sweet taste and strong high of a haze in less than 10 weeks, but Shining Silver Haze is definitely one of them.

The smoke from Shining Silver Haze is simply fantastic. Smokers will love the instant head high that comes with every hit of a joint or bong. The haze effect will go straight to your brain and put you in an actual haze of thoughts. The taste of the smoke is just a pleasing with a super sweet flavour that makes your taste buds moist with anticipation.

Royal Queen Seeds is amongst the top rapidly-growing cannabis seeds breeders in Europe, with more than 20 years of experience in growing cannabis seeds in the Netherlands.

Royal Queen Seeds is able to provide quality feminized, autoflowering and medical seeds at a good price and their seeds have won many prizes over the years, including the well-known Highlife Cup and the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Good luck!

Congratulations to the winner of the last competition to win Amnesia Haze seeds! The seeds will be shipped tomorrow.

ISMOKE Competition – Fancy Winning Yourself Some Amnesia Haze Seeds?

Here at ISMOKE Magazine we are all about giving back to our readership. We’ve teamed up with Royal Queen Seeds, a Dutch Cannabis Seed Bank, to bring you a weekly chance to win 3 cannabis seeds.

For the first competition there are 3 Amnesia Haze seeds up for grabs for one lucky ISMOKE reader:

After the haze genetics came to Holland and several hybrids were made, an American expat would later combine one of these hybrids with a male derived from old school haze seeds creating the Amnesia Haze. We felt our collection of marijuana seeds would not be complete without one of the best hazes to ever be smoked, so we got a hold of some Amnesia and made feminised seeds.

Our Amnesia haze is a well maintained plant growing just over a metre tall, to about 1.2m. She can be grown outdoors but will require hot weather like Australia, North Africa and California, however may need to be grown in a greenhouse due to her long flower period.

Amnesia haze is one of our best yielding cannabis strains, producing 50-60g per plant with up to 600g per metre squared under a 600w light. She can produce big outside, with full sun, reaching as much as 200g per plant. However extra care should be taken outdoors as this is a sensitive plant, so problems with weather, bugs or irrigation will harm your final harvest. 

The only down side with Amnesia haze is the long flower time required of 12 weeks. Although this is high enough to make most commercial growers run for the hills, true cannabis connoisseurs will find the wait more than worth it. Amnesia haze is suitable for both hydro and soil grows, sea/screen of green too.

So after 4 months of growing, 2 weeks of drying and curing and your finally ready to smoke the Amnesia haze that has taken you so long to grow. After your 1st joint or bong we are certain you will be more than satisfied with the smoke after waiting such a long time. Our Amnesia Haze really is one of the best cannabis strains in our entire stock.

Every hit comes with a truly psychedelic head high, likely to send any user straight into the astrosphere. The flavour is fresh and fruity like you expect from a haze which only makes the smoke so much more enjoyable. Smokers are warned this is a strong smoke and, as the name suggests, users can often turn their brains off completely after a session. – Royal Queen Seeds

To enter, just like ISMOKE Magazine on Facebook, and share the competition picture (link here) on your facebook wall. The winner will be picked one week from now and notified (privately) on 28th May. We value your privacy, and so of course we won’t print who we are shipping the seeds to unless you are happy for us to do so.

You must like ISMOKE Magazine on facebook and share the photo to be entered in the competition.

Check back next week for another competition to win free cannabis seeds!

Royal Queen Seeds is amongst the top rapidly-growing cannabis seeds breeders in Europe, with more than 20 years of experience in growing cannabis seeds in the Netherlands.

Royal Queen Seeds is able to provide quality feminized, autoflowering and medical seeds at a good price and their seeds have won many prizes over the years, including the well-known Highlife Cup and the High Times Cannabis Cup.