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El potencial beneficio del linalool en la lucha contra el alzheimer
by Rebeca Argudo on 02/07/20
Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease that affects the elderly (with a higher incidence in women) and causes progressive and irreversible loss of brain function, particularly affecting memory. About 30 million people worldwide are estimated to suffer from this disease, and the number is expected to double in the next 20 years. At the moment, there is no definitive and effective cure for this form of dementia, and the probability of suffering from it increases considerably with age.

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Trinidad y Tobago, a punto de entrar en la industria del cannabis
by Rebeca Argudo on 02/06/20
Trinidad and Tobago could very soon join the list of countries that have decriminalized cannabis, a legalization that will open the door to the development of a national cannabis industry and the growth of export and import of this product, and that will equally create new business opportunity for this small Caribbean nation.

The Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act was passed in December 2019, decriminalizing possession of cannabis up to 30...

Descubren dos nuevos compuestos orgánicos del cannabis
by Rebeca Argudo on 11/05/20
Until now, the two components of cannabis studied most in relation to their therapeutic and medicinal uses - and responsible for the majority of its effects - were THC and CBD.

These are the cannabinoids with the highest concentration in cannabis, although more than 100 different cannabinoids whose presence varies in magnitude from one plant...

Russland erlaubt den hanfanbau
by Rebeca Argudo on 21/04/20
Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has signed a decree authorizing cannabis cultivation for industrial purposes in Russia. This decree contemplates the cultivation of varieties whose THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content does not exceed 1%. Its authorized use will be medicinal, therapeutic and veterinary.

In November 2019, Yevgeny Bryun, an independent...

Näher bei der Normalisierung
by Rebeca Argudo on 17/04/20
The set-up of the new progressive Government brings the legalisation of cannabis consumption in Spain much closer. This is recognised and celebrated by Bernardo Soriano, spokesman for Responsible Regulation (one of the most important platforms for the regularisation of cannabis), who is especially optimistic: "In this legislative period, we are closer than ever to a regulation of...
Cannabis-Europa in Madrid
by Rebeca Argudo on 11/04/20
Last Monday, February 11, was held in Madrid Cannabis-Europe forum, one of the most important global events in the cannabis industry. This year, the trade show has been held in Madrid since Spain constitutes the largest market for medicinal cannabis and even though its use still being illegal.

Previously, the event was held in cities such Toronto, London,...

Cannabis y sexo
by Rebeca Argudo on 20/03/20
The use of cannabis as an erotic stimulant is known to habitual cannabis users. Most agree in pointing out the lack of inhibition, the feeling of euphoria and the increase in pleasurable sensations as its main advantages. It’s obvious that all this depends significantly on both the variety and quantity used as well as the...
La marihuana en la antigüedad
by Rebeca Argudo on 12/03/20
Recent archaeological excavations have revealed that marijuana was already being smoked more than 2,500 years ago.

Found in Jirzankal in western China, more than thirty tombs higher than 3000 metres revealed, among other objects, small wooden braziers with what at first glance looked like burned stones inside. Subsequent chemical analyses revealed that in addition to the burned stones, there were also organic remnants that did not match the wood of the container and which turned out to be...

El coronavirus podría afectar a la industria del cannabis
by Rebeca Argudo on 25/02/20
With hundreds of fatalities and thousands of people affected, the outbreak of coronavirus in China has caused travel restrictions across the country. The cannabis industry is being seriously affected by it. In particular, marijuana vaporiser companies which rely heavily on Chinese suppliers are seeing how these circumstances could affect the way their work normally functions; this is because these restrictions can’t negatively influence...
Marihuana auf Netflix
by Rebeca Argudo on 07/01/20
“Grass is greener’”

Interesting 2019 documentary directed by American filmmaker and hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy which analyses the relationship between the United States and marijuana since the beginning of its consumption, and its presence in and influence on the American music scene, (especially jazz and hip hop). It also addresses the racial issue, reflecting on how African Americans and Latinos have been much more affected by the criminalisation of this soft drug, which was introduced...