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Psilocybe Azurescens Spawn bag - a mushroom factory in your garden

Psilocybe Azurescens Spawn bag - a mushroom factory in your garden

Who doesn't want a garden full of mushrooms? A garden which after just one year can be used to create potentially a hundred more gardens? Just think of the possibilities, together we can cover the Earth with magic mushrooms in no time! The Psilocybe Azurescens mushroom spawn bag is actually an old Azarius product making a comeback. As the name implies it’s a bag of mycelium with which you...

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Psilocybine Psyche

Psilocybine Psyche

Those who have experience know: psilocybine can change your personality, though it's extremely rare that it happens in the scary, incomprehensible way many people fear (chances of getting stuck in a trip for more than a few days are 0,08%, however, if you are one of these people that’s extra sensitive to it the use of psychedelics is, of course, highly discouraged). Researchers at The John...

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Azarius is closed on April 21st

Azarius is closed on April 21st

Dear Azarians, On Monday April 21st we'll be hunting for chocolate eggs, hidden by chocolate bunnies. In other words: celebrating the second day of Easter (Dutch: Tweede Paasdag). This means the Azarius HQ will be closed and unfortunately, due to this celebration, the banks are also closed which means we won't be able to process any payments until Tuesday 22nd April. Order placed during...

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Albert Hofmann finally vindicated

Albert Hofmann finally vindicated

To us it’s as clear as day: about 40 years ago someone had been tempering with the results on the effects of LSD. Fortunately for this generation there is an increasing amount of objective information on LSD readily available. The results that Albert Hofmann discovered, in combining LSD with psychotherapy on the terminally ill in order to combat fear of death, are now finally published:...

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Nootropics - could Limitless become reality?

Nootropics - could Limitless become reality?

Did you see the movie Limitless yet? If not: you should! And beware, because the ultimate 'smart drug' is coming. Limitless is based on the book The Dark Fields from 2001, which describes a drug that boosts the human IQ level up to the 4 digits range. While it's highly unlikely we'll ever see this in the real world, there are definitely substances that greatly improve the cognitive functions...

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Victory for Italy!

Victory for Italy!

Isn't it great how cause and effect can be so surprising? Perhaps the European Court for Human Rights didn't know they would become freedom fighters of marijuana when they imposed a high penalty for overcrowded Italian prisons, but now they certainly are. The Italian government had to resort to drastic measures because last year the European Court ordered them to reduce the amount of inmates...

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Oh deer, tripping hard!

Oh deer, tripping hard!

What happens when spiders get high? Researchers have found that drenching flies into various toxins, having them eaten by spiders and leaning back to discover the results, actually works better to determine toxicity levels of drugs than most other methods. By examining how different drugs influence the patterns of the spider webs, they could observe how orderly the brain functions during the...

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Coffeeshop policy: Not Without a Fight!

Coffeeshop policy: Not Without a Fight!

As of the first of January 2014 a new law has been enforced in The Netherlands which determines that the distance between high schools and coffeeshops should be 350 meters. Especially for big cities this has great consequences. Former party leader of CDA, Michael Veling, and current owner of coffeeshop 420, courageously wants to prevent this by trying to buy out a school in the centre of...

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Medicinal use of vaporizers

Medicinal use of vaporizers

Medicinal users: pay attention! The temperature at which you set your vaporizer is of big influence to the effects that you can get from it. There are a huge amount of active compounds in cannabis with different effects, which need different temperatures to become effective. Soft Secrets already wrote an article about this years ago, but there are many requests for this information, which is...

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What's your (personality's) drug of choice?

What's your (personality's) drug of choice?

Ever wondered why you favour other drugs than some of your friends, or why you prefer to take them in a different way, for example in a forest rather than at a party? It may very well be related to your personality type. Knowing your personality type can save you from unnecessary frustration, and even a bad trip ! There are various ways in which our personality can be classified. The most...

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Medical Bike Tour Strikes Again!

Medical Bike Tour Strikes Again!

We are proud sponsors of The Medical Bike Tour, a project that was initiated a couple of years ago by Luc Krol, the owner of the Paradise Seeds seed bank. The aim is to raise money for more research on medical marijuana, but also to further awareness of the immense potential it contains. Last year there were already 20 enthusiasts that raised a whopping € 50 000 together. This year they are...

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Recommended Temperatures for Vaporizing Herbs

Recommended Temperatures for Vaporizing Herbs

Nip it in the bud, try something new... By now, whoever visits this site is probably aware of what vaporizing is (if this is a misconception you could always look back on our article "The Vaporizer Files" ). However, did you realize the abundance of possibilities that are available in this innovative world? Vaporizing is simply a healthy substitute for combustion and so not just something...

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Marijuana Messes up Memory, Painkiller Prevents Problem

Marijuana Messes up Memory, Painkiller Prevents Problem

In an article of LiveScience neuroscientists David Robbe and Gyorgy Buzsaki at Rutgers University and their colleagues recorded hippocampus activity (linked to memory activity) in rats. Normally brain cells in this region often synchronize their electrical activity. When they injected rats with THC, they found the normally synchronized workings of the hippocampus became disrupted. While the...

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AzariusTV taken off the air

AzariusTV taken off the air

It looks like Azarius just can’t get a break. After trouble with our Facebook account and on-going troubles with Google+, we’ve just found out that our AzariusTV YouTube account was terminated without a chance to appeal this decision. We don’t think our videos were very provocative or a ‘severe violation’ of YouTube guidelines, certainly not compared to some other videos out there, but it...

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The very best of Azarius in 2013

The very best of Azarius in 2013

Last year we have added quite a few products to our stock. We thought we'd take this opportunity brought by the new year, to humbly remind you of our best products of 2013. Better late than never! We’ve had a big expansion within our: Herbs Of The Gods extracts line Guarana 3:1 extract Marihuanilla extract 25x Peganum harmala extract 10x Bay bean extract 25x Maconha brava...

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Ban on sclerotia sale for unlicensed merchants

Ban on sclerotia sale for unlicensed merchants

Don’t you worry, the smartshops in Amsterdam will happily go on selling sclerotia ; it is the unlicensed selling points which are going to be regulated strictly with heavy money penalties as a consequence (starting at 10,000 and running up to 40,000 euros). Naturally we are very happy with this, for it’s the opinion of Azarius that there is nothing wrong with selling sclerotia as long as...

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Uruguay Passes Legalization Bill!

Uruguay Passes Legalization Bill!

Under the influence of the President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, the bill for the legalization of marijuana has officially been passed. Uruguay is of opinion that the war on drugs has not only failed them, but dramatically influenced the contemporary problems related to addiction in South-America. The results came in 16 to 13 in favour of the bill, showing how divided the legislators were on this...

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Holiday order information

Holiday order information

December is a very busy month for all postal services. So please order as quickly as possible, if you absolutely need to receive a package before the end of the year (or world, whichever comes first). Our distribution centre will also be closed between 1 January and 5 January. This means all orders made or paid for just before New Year and in the first days of 2014 are expected to be delayed....

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Azarius Holiday Survival Guide

Azarius Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are approaching. According to some, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others it’s a matter of life and death, survival of the fittest, pulling through and suffering. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad. At least we have some tips (and a warehouse full of products) to make your holidays as pleasant as possible. Tip 1 Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Be...

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To E-cig or not to E-cig? Today’s question…

To E-cig or not to E-cig? Today’s question…

So many different stories and rumours are surrounding the E-cigarette, we figured it’s time for us to set you straight with a little overview on the matter. Government reasoning Counterargument E-cigarettes packaging does not contain enough information and warnings. Some badly produced cartridges contain harmful substances such as diethyl glycol and nitrosamines. The long term effects of...

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Azarius Guarana Smoothie

Azarius Guarana Smoothie

Our special Bangin’ Guarana Smoothie will certainly get you up in the morning. Guarana contains four times more caffeine than coffee, which makes it the perfect energizer. Also, the caffeine in guarana is assimilated better, and more evenly, by the body than caffeine in coffee. Enough reasons to try this smoothie! Makes about 2 cups: 220 g strawberries 1 handful of raspberries 1 banana 1 big...

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Azarius reviews: the WISPR

Azarius reviews: the WISPR

Butane as a power source is perhaps a little unnerving, which is why the WIPSR could unjustly be overlooked. So, after sceptically fidgeting around for about five minutes and observing the machine like cavemen would an iPad, we turned on the WISPR in order to write this review. Sounding like a helicopter lifting off, the name of this vaporizer seems almost satirical. However, once in use the...

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Huge Mushrooms In Ancient Lands....

Huge Mushrooms In Ancient Lands....

Most of us here, related to this website, probably agree that there is a lot of beauty to be found in fungi, but have we really considered how far this beauty might stretch? Fungi have the ability to cure ( i.e. penicillin), they have the ability to enlighten minds, but there is also a theory going around that 420 to 370 million years ago they were the biggest organisms on the planet....

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Back on Facebook, new on Instagram

Back on Facebook, new on Instagram

Last month our spacin' Facebook page was disabled for dubious reasons , without warning. After carefully weighing our options (orbital bombardment, infiltrating the Facebook headquarters and spiking the water with something psychedelic or starting a FaceSpace website that would in time become bigger than Facebook and then buying all their shares) we've decided to...simply turn the other cheek...

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To tell you the truth

To tell you the truth

The brain is obviously much more complicated than we can comprehend, even nowadays. In my point of view, however, it's a lot more controlled than we tend to give it credit for. Most of the things we do, we do without knowing our subconscious motivation, for example our circumstances can play a big role in the decisions we make. Whether we realize that we make decisions for specific reasons or...

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Azarius 'Offline' Store

Azarius 'Offline' Store

If you ever find yourself in Amsterdam (and are tired of space cake, coffee shops and the Red Light District) stop by and say hi! The Azarius store is located in the Kerkstraat in Amsterdam, just a few minutes from Leidseplein. What separates us from the other smartshops in Amsterdam (aside from our prices and astonishingly handsome employees) is our personal approach. By which we don’t mean...

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The Vaporizer Files

The Vaporizer Files

Vaporizing is all the hype these days. Not only is this a healthier alternative for smoking rapidly gaining popularity, the number of vaporizers available is also growing fast. But how does a vaporizer work? And which vaporizer to choose? The latter is a difficult question to answer, but in the following article we’ll try to steer aspiring vaporists in the right direction. What exactly is a...

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The Wonderful World of Ayahuasca

The Wonderful World of Ayahuasca

Deep in the hart of the Amazon rainforest grows a sacred vine known for it’s magical powers. The vine is locally known as Ayahuasca, a Quechua word which means ‘vine of the soul’ or ‘rope of death’ (‘world of joy’ would be more attractive, if you ask us) The use of Ayahuasca is closely intertwined with religious experiences and is known to be life changing. What’s so special about this brew?...

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Azarius Facebook fan page disabled

Azarius Facebook fan page disabled

~ Share & retweet this message! ~ The Azarius fan page has been removed from Facebook last weekend. This happened without any warning, explanation or further notice. We assume that a third party reported our page as hateful, threatening or obscene. Due to Facebook’s non communication it will probably take a while before we get our page back. The worst case scenario could be that we are...

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Expanding one's consciousness by understanding dreams

Expanding one's consciousness by understanding dreams

We are living in an age where we’re often confronted by beliefs from other cultures. It’s a great challenge for us all to understand, and obtain, core values from cultures that are not our own. It can be of great value when a person is able to develop their own views by gathering knowledge from multiple cultures. Azarius is thankful to provide you with herbs that make it possible to understand...

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