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Albert Tió entra en prisión por formar parte de la directiva de la asociación cannábica Airam
by Teresa García on 20/11/20
Albert Tió, activista cannábico y miembro de la Federació d’Associacions Cannàbiques Autoregulades de Catalunya, ha entrado en prisión junto con otros tres miembros de la junta directiva de la asociación de consumidores de cannabis Airam. Según él mismo ha publicado en su perfil en la red social Twitter, desde el 18 de noviembre cumple condena en el Centro Penitenciario de Lledoners (Barcelona).
Mendoza steht vor dem Einstieg in den Cannabis-Markt
by Rebeca Argudo on 19/11/20
In Mendoza, Argentina, the provincial legislature is working on a new and innovative bill to regulate all aspects of the cannabis production chain, from cultivation and processing to research and commercialization, as well as the operation of all related businesses. This initiative is intended to establish the regulatory framework for therapeutic and medical uses of the plant, in parallel but...
Argentina aprueba el reglamento que regula el autocultivo de cannabis medicinal y la venta de aceites
by Teresa García on 17/11/20
Since last November 12, consumers of medical marijuana in Argentina can legally obtain this substance. According to the new legislation that was approved on November 11, Decree 883/202, people’s access to this plant will be exclusively intended for research and medical use. The new legal text sets the standards and requirements for the use of cannabis for medical purposes nationwide. All patients...
Suiza aprueba poner en marcha un proyecto piloto de distribución de cannabis recreativo
by Teresa García on 12/11/20
In September, the Swiss State Council approved a proposal for a pilot project for the distribution of recreational cannabis in the country. The project, in which only marijuana consumers with demonstrable experience can participate, aims to analyse the effects of a possible legalisation of the plant in Switzerland, check how the cannabis market works, and what the best ways to combat the black...
Eine kolumbianische Firma entwickelt ein Cannabis-Extrakt, das zu 62% gegen das Coronavirus schützt
by Teresa García on 09/11/20
The Colombian company Pideka and the University of Antioquia are developing a cannabis extract aimed at preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19; the latest tests to be carried out achieved an effectiveness of 62%.
In an interview with Forbes, the company's technical director Martha Liliana Vega explained it was initially ascertained that the cells on which the tests were carried out...
Sechs Bundesstaaten der USA legalisieren bei den Wahlen Freizeit-Cannabis, medizinisches Cannabis und andere Substanzen
by Teresa García on 09/11/20
This Election Day in the United States will be also remembered as the day when four new states legalized cannabis for recreational use. Mississippi has done so for medical cannabis, and Oregon and the city of Washington have given the green light to decriminalization of other types of controlled substances. Moreover, South Dakota, Arizona, Montana and New Jersey decided to put on the ballot last...
Paraguay, a un paso de despenalizar el consumo y el autocultivo de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 05/11/20
Today, the decision to legalize the self-consumption and homegrown of medicinal cannabis in Paraguay is in the hands of its president, Mario Abdo Benitez. Last August, the Chamber of Deputies of this South American nation, which initially rejected the proposal, did not gather a majority of votes to get the rejection of the bill passed. The draft law was thus approved by the Senate and now its...
Dos iniciativas legislativas vuelven a poner sobre la mesa la legalización del cannabis en Colombia
by Teresa García on 02/11/20
Change the Constitution or pass a law regulating the recreational use of cannabis: these are the two options that are back on the table in Colombia. In 2015, the Latin American country approved medical marijuana (which more than 60 authorised companies in Colombia are already involved in and for which only 543 cultivation licences were granted in 2019). The Colombian Supreme Court also ruled in...
60% der Bevölkerung von Arizona unterstützen die Legalisierung von Freizeit-Cannabis
by Teresa García on 31/10/20
Released in July, a poll conducted by the sociological studies company OH Predictive indicates that 62% of the population of Arizona would support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. This is 9% higher than results shown by the same survey in December when just over half of the population said "Yes" to the plant.
The US state of Arizona now has a bill on the table which citizens...
CBDA y THCA: los ácidos originales que superan en potencia al THC y CBD
by Teresa García on 29/10/20
After THC and CBD, the pharmaceutical industry has also decided to start studying the possible pharmaceutical uses of the precursor acids of the two best-known compounds in cannabis.
CBDA is the acid originally found in cannabis that acts as a precursor to CBD after a decarbonisation process (generally carried out with heat), which is also what makes the plant psychoactive. Last July, Professor...

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