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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...

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,...

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...

Betty, marihuana en HBO
by Rebeca Argudo on 14/01/21
"Betty" has premiered on HBO. At the moment, there is only one season of six episodes, each 25 minutes long, available on the digital platform, but the show has already been renewed for a second season. The series is unusual in every respect. In the first place, the story does not develop through plots but rather through narratives portraying a particular scenario, a way of life, a subculture: that of skater girls. In fact, the title comes from the derogatory nickname male skaters often use to...
Colorado pardons cannabis convictions
by Rebeca Argudo on 11/01/21
An executive order that will mass-pardon convictions for low-level marihuana possession was issued last October in Colorado, one of the first states in the US to fully decriminalize cannabis. All these pardons are expected to be granted within 90 days, pursuant to a bill passed in the Colorado House of...
El Gobierno otorga una nueva licencia para producir cannabis medicinal
by Rebeca Argudo on 23/12/20
The AEMPS (Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products), a state agency which reports to the Ministry of Health, has recently granted its fourth license to produce cannabis for medical and scientific purposes to Medalchemy, a pharmaceutical company located in the southeastern city of Alicante...
Marihuana: primero las personas
by Rebeca Argudo on 18/12/20
The documentary “Marihuana: Primero las personas” (Marihuana: People First), by Chilean director Ricardo Carvajal, premiered in the midst of this global pandemic. The film reflects the reality of medical marijuana patients in Spain and the many difficulties and challenges they face in order to get their treatments.

During...

Abre por primera vez una tienda de CBD en Hong Kong
by Rebeca Argudo on 04/12/20
Found, located in the Hong Kong neighborhood of Sheung Wan, is the first cafe offering CBD products to open in the Chinese city. This cozy shop with modern and minimalist decor opens from 11am to 6pm and boasts of having diffused through its social networks the numerous wellbeing benefits that cannabis-based products can provide.

Despite the fact...

Máquinas expendedoras de productos legales de CBD en la República Checa
by Rebeca Argudo on 01/12/20
Czech Republic becomes one of the leading countries in the sale of CBD products in Europe, launching a new and innovative system to buy them: vending machines. A total of fifty of these machines have been installed by the company CBDmat in some of the largest cities in the Eastern European country, such as Prague, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pasohlavky in South Moravia, so that consumers can easily and conveniently purchase...
Pakistán legaliza la producción de cáñamo
by Rebeca Argudo on 23/11/20
Pakistan takes a big step forward in the hemp industry and makes a bold decision with its proposal to legalize home cultivation of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp that contains legal levels, less than 0.3 percent, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in compliance with most of world...

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