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¿Cuál es la postura de los 53 Estados que decidirán si la ONU rebaja la fiscalización del cannabis?
by Teresa García on 23/07/20
The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has once again postponed the decision to lower cannabis control until December of this year. Based on the recommendation made by the World Health Organization in October 2018, the decision would mean removing the plant from Schedule IV of the most dangerous substances (...
Virginia entkriminalisiert als 27. Bundesstaat der USA den Konsum von Marihuana
by Teresa García on 10/06/20
The Virginia Senate and House of Representatives have approved the decriminalisation of cannabis use. Approved on February 11th, the bill does not mean that consumption has been legalised but it does mean a...
Im Stich gelassen: Nutzer von therapeutischem Cannabis während der COVID-19-Krise
by Teresa García on 19/05/20
"As soon as we entered a state of alarm, all cannabis clubs had to close. And this means that both recreational and medicinal users have been left without venues that used to provide us with cannabis," says Carola Pérez, President of the association Dos Emociones and President of the Spanish Observatory for Medicinal Cannabis (OECM).

From this observatory, the number of users of...

Die Michael J. Fox Stiftung unterstützt drei Gesetzesinitiativen zur Förderung der medizinischen Cannabis-Forschung in den USA
by Teresa García on 14/04/20
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991. He was then only 30 years old and it had been only a year since he played McFly in the third part of the Back to the Future trilogy. He is currently the president of the largest non-profit organization that funds research on this disease, The Michael J. Fox, Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), and he has set out to end legislative obstacles that prevent research on the cannabis uses in the fight against Parkinson's in the United...
Francia comenzará en septiembre un programa piloto de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 08/04/20
From September, France will begin a pilot medical cannabis programme that will bring cannabis products to two hospitals for two years. The programme was approved in October 2019 as an amendment to the draft Social Security budgets submitted by Olivier Véran, deputy of LREM (Le République En Marche). The proposal was approved by the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), which...
Israel überlegt, Cannabis als Genussmittel nach kanadischem Vorbild zu legalisieren
by Teresa García on 01/04/20
In 2017, the State of Israel decriminalized recreational cannabis use; since then is subject to fines and detoxification rather than criminal prosecution. Israel has been the first country in the Middle East to decriminalize marijuana use. Now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone one step further by claiming on social media that he is putting pressure on his government to...
Zambia legaliza el cultivo de cannabis medicinal con una ley que excluye a los pequeños agricultores
by Teresa García on 23/03/20
The Government of Zambia has approved the cultivation of marijuana for export and medicinal use while upholding the prohibition of consumption and possession, which are punishable by up to two years in jail. The measure, unanimously approved at a special cabinet meeting held on December 4th and made public via a statement on December 17th, aims to boost the economy of this African country, making Zambia the fourth...
High Times n’entre pas à Spannabis
by Teresa García on 09/03/20
"There is no relationship or collaboration between Spannabis and High Times." The clarification, published in Cannabis Magazine (owned by Feria del Cáñamo SL) at the beginning of February was the response given to news published in High Times. This news claimed that the...
Die OECCC präsentiert den politischen Parteien ihren Vorschlag für ein Gesetz zum Medizinischen Cannabis
by Teresa García on 10/01/20
The European Observatory on the Consumption and Cultivation of Cannabis (OECCC) has already set out its proposal for a law on medicinal and therapeutic cannabis, a text that they have included in a book published in September entitled Law of Medicinal and Therapeutic Cannabis. It is a working document, which will be presented in the forthcoming months to...
Un centenar de personas protestan en Rangún para reclamar la legalización del cannabis
by Teresa García on 17/12/19
Flags with the marijuana leaf and posters that displayed phrases such as "Cannabis Saves lives" and "There is No Jail for a Plant" filled the Mahabandoola Park in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar until 2006. One hundred people attended the first protest for the legalisation of cannabis in this country.

"There are thousands of...