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Biofuels made from cannabis waste
by Teresa García on 08/04/21
Transforming residues from industrial hemp crops into biomass and raw materials… That is the objective of a new research project in Argentina, called “Thermochemical conversion processes for the treatment of Cannabis sativa cultivation waste and the manufacture of therapeutic products” and launched by the Grupo de Investigaciones en Aplicaciones Catalíticas, or Research Group in Catalytic...
México legaliza el cannabis
by Rebeca Argudo on 30/03/21
On March 10, the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Mexican Congress, passes a bill that will regulate recreational use of cannabis, after an extensive process that has lasted more than two years and during which its medical use has been decriminalized. With 316 votes in favor, 129 against and 23 abstentions, the bill proposal still must pass another vote in the Senate on April 30, due...
La industria del cannabis ya ha generado más de 320.000 puestos de trabajo en EE. UU.
by Teresa García on 26/03/21
At this current time, there are already more workers in the United States legal cannabis industry than electrical engineers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics, and more than twice as dentists. According to the latest Cannabis Jobs Report released by cannabis resource and marketplace Leafly and the business economic consulting firm Whitney Economics, the number of full-time jobs...
Cannabis and elite sports
by Rebeca Argudo on 25/03/21
On December 14 2017, the World Health Organization WHO issued an official recommendation stating that CBD (cannabidiol), one of the compounds found in cannabis, is not harmful to health and lacked the risk of abuse and therefore the organization suggested that it should not be internationally scheduled as a control substance. Later, in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) excluded CBD from...
¿Son las empresas de cannabis un objetivo para los miembros de Reddit?
by Teresa García on 19/03/21
When a group of retail investors decides, on the popular social media Reddit, to make a mass investment that caused the price of GameStop's shares to rise, Wall Street was shaken. What the trading community users called a "class war" against big hedge funds made Melvil Capital vulture fund to lose more than 6,000 million dollars at the end of January for betting against the video game retailer...
CBD suministrado a enfermos graves de COVID-19
by Teresa García on 17/03/21
A new study conducted by the Klagenfurt Hospital in Austria shows that treatments containing cannabidiol can help in the speedy recovery of severe COVID-19 patients. According to the researchers of this study, the 50 patients admitted to the intensive care unit of this hospital, and who have been administered the treatment, have seen reduced the inflammation caused by the disease.
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Cannabis y publicidad
by Rebeca Argudo on 12/03/21
The cannabis industry is relatively new and rapidly changing but already faces the complex task of marketing and advertising with no previous examples to use as reference.
Besides, we have to add the challenge of placing in the market the existing wide range of products containing CBD and the many purposes they serve- from oils or infusions used as cosmetic and body care products to food for...
El 40% de las ventas de cannabis en 2025 serán legales, según Euromonitor
by Teresa García on 09/03/21
According to Euromonitor International, an independent market research company, the legal cannabis market is forecast to grow in the next five years.
On November 20, in one of the latest webinars hosted by this consultancy company and entitled 'The Evolving State of Global Cannabis: Market, Consumers and the Future', a study estimated that the total global legal cannabis market reaches over $30...
Cannabis por vacunas: un colectivo regalará cannabis tras la vacuna del COVID-19 en EE. UU.
by Teresa García on 05/03/21
A cannabis activist group for the legalization of marijuana announced that they plan to distribute free bags of cannabis to people who receive the vaccine against COVID-19 in the District of Columbia in the United States.
The campaign, called ‘Joints for Jabs’ was organized by DC Marijuana Justice (DCMJ), the advocacy group that had also achieved the approval of Initiative 71, a marijuana...
More cannabinoids in the test tubes
by Carmen Arriaza on 04/03/21
Therapeutic properties of cannabis
Since the beginning of time, Cannabis sativa plant has been used by different civilizations to alleviate and heal diseases. In traditional Greek, Egyptian, Chinese or Thai cultures there were male and female healers who already utilized this plant as a remedy. Throughout history, marijuana has been considered a magical and spiritual plant, but above all, it has...

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