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Tailandia, primer país del Sudeste Asiático en legalizar el cannabis medicinal
by Laura Rueda on 17/01/19

Christmas day was also Cannabis Day in Thailand. December 25 is not a holiday there, and the National Legislative Assembly approved the legalization of cannabis for medicinal and research and development purposes. This law still has to be ratified by the king, before being fully implicated when it is published in the Royal Gazette.

But, if everything goes ahead, Thailand will be the first Southeast Asian country to join the global trend of legalization of the plant for therapeutic purposes. This week has been historic in Thailand for other reasons as well. This country of 69 million inhabitants has also just approved same sex marriage.

A resounding YES to medicinal cannabis and kratom

166 votes in favour and 13 abstentions. These were the results of the vote on December  25th in the Parliament of Thailand in an extra-ordinary session. The government presented a amendment to modify the Narcotic Drugs Act of 1979....

El cáñamo industrial por fin es legal a nivel federal en EE.UU
by Laura Rueda on 15/01/19
Hemp and its derivatives are no longer in the Controlled Substances Act. On December 20, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, signed the Agricultural Law of 2018. In this way, the plant went from being on the List 1 of Narcotic Drugs to being redefined as an agricultural product and to being legal at a national, federal level, in the 50 states that make up the country. This is...
Según el CIS, el 84% de los españoles legalizaría el cannabis medicinal
by Laura Rueda on 28/12/18
According to a CIS survey of almost 3,000 people in 292 municipalities and 49 provinces of Spain, 84% of Spaniards would legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. According to this Centre for Sociological Research survey, this implies that the vast majority of Spaniards are in favour of regulating the plant therapeutically.

The data of this macro-survey carried out in November and published at...
La EMCDDA crea el primer manual europeo cannábico para políticos
by Laura Rueda on 27/12/18
The European Observatory on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has published its first report, Medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids: questions and answers for policy formulation. Politicians from all over Europe interested in legalizing the plant for medicinal use now have this manual at their disposal, to provide them with all the information they need to carry out the task.

Politicians...
"Pourquoi un patient allemand a-t-il le droit de traiter sa douleur avec du cannabis et moi, en Espagne, non? - interview à Carola Pérez
by Laura Rueda on 21/12/18
“Si todos somos ciudadanos europeos, ¿por qué un paciente alemán o italiano tiene derecho a tratar su dolor con cannabis y yo no?”, se ha preguntado la presidenta del Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal en rueda de prensa. En esta citación con los medios, el OECM ha presentado un estudio sobre aceites y ha denunciado la “vaguería” del gobierno para regular el uso del cannabis medicinal,...
El OECM encourage le gouvernement à une régulation urgente du cannabis médicinal
by Laura Rueda on 20/12/18
Los pacientes españoles que usan cannabis con fines médicos no están comprando lo que las marcas dicen venderles. Según un estudio del Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal, solo cinco aceites enriquecidos en cannabidiol, de los quince analizados, cumple con los niveles de CBD que dicen tener en su composición. El OECM insta al gobierno a una regulación urgente del cannabis medicinal, para...
En Corea del Sur ya es legal el cannabis medicinal
by Laura Rueda on 19/12/18
The Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, has taken an important step regarding cannabis, becoming the first East Asian nation to legalize therapeutic marijuana. On November 23, the country changed its national drug policy to allow the importation and distribution of cannabis oil to treat various ailments.

A surprising decriminalization
This news is particularly surprising coming from...
Est-ce que le cannabis et le sport peuvent aller de pair?
by Lukas Hurt on 18/12/18
With its increasing acceptance in society and continuing legalization, cannabis is also penetrating more and more into the world of professional and amateur sport. Although it is a banned form of doping in many disciplines, in practice, it has actually been shown to be an effective form of medicine, which helps our bodies to regenerate after demanding performances.

In the United States...
El CBD en altas dosis podría reducir la adicción a la metanfetamina
by Laura Rueda on 17/12/18
New investigation carried out in rodents have discovered hitherto unknown results. It seems that high doses of cannabidiol (CBD) could decrease the consumption of methamphetamines. This is the reflection in the prestigious journal Journal of Psychopharmacology, which has published the results of a study tested on rats.
CBD to halt methamphetamine consumption
The Journal of Psychopharmacology is...
Cannabis treatments for animals - Interview with vet Pilar Prados Linares
by Laura Rueda on 14/12/18
Veterinary treatments with cannabis are still taking their first steps in our society. It is a sensitive and controversial issue, since the protagonists are beings that can not decide for themselves, that are under our responsibility. However, it seems that this type of medicine, when used in a responsible way and following the advice of a vet, offers hope for some animals.

Mammals, reptiles,...
La Jamaïque, une île très liée au cannabis
by Laura Rueda on 13/12/18
Although when we think of Jamaica, it brings to mind images of reggae music and Bob Marley smoking weed, it was not until three years ago that the country decriminalized the possession of the plant for personal use. Although the first planting of cannabis occurred in the 19th century, marijuana was banned in 1913, as a persecution of followers of Rastafarianism.
 
Bob Marley and Rastafarianism...

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