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Malawi legalisiert medizinisches und industrielles Cannabis um den Tabak-Anbau zu ersetzen
by Teresa García on 20/08/20
The Government of Malawi has approved a bill legalising cannabis for medicinal and industrial use, making it the fourth African country to follow in line after Zimbabwe, Zambia and Lesotho,...
Alexis Ponce: „In Ecuador wollen sie aus dem medizinischen Cannabis ein unternehmensbezogenes Geschäft machen“
by Teresa García on 14/08/20
Since June in Ecuador, it’s been possible to produce and sell cannabis for therapeutic and industrial purposes. Consumption will continue to await the reform of the Organic Comprehensive Criminal Code (COIP) — the Ecuadorian equivalent of the Spanish Penal Code. As announced in a press conference in May by Andrés Luque, Undersecretary of the Ecuadorian Ministry of...
Nueva Zelanda somete a referéndum la regulación del cannabis, ¿qué dice la propuesta de ley?
by Teresa García on 04/08/20
"Do you support the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill?" The 4.8 million people who make up the population of New Zealand will answer this question on 19th September. In addition to the general election on this date, the country will vote in a referendum on the regulation of cannabis and euthanasia, two issues prompting much debate in societies...
La crisis del coronavirus da impulso a Aurora Cannabis, pero sus cuentas siguen siendo un desastre
by Teresa García on 27/07/20
The coronavirus crisis has served the giants of the international cannabis market well. Or at least that's how it’s been for Aurora Cannabis, second in the industry in global level turnover. Founded in 2004 in Ontario, Canada, the company has recovered a good part of the market value that it lost in the last fourteen months. In May, its shares on the New York Stock Exchange increased by 158% after the financial results of its third fiscal...
¿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 (...
Morocco considers the therapeutic value of cannabis
by Teresa García on 20/07/20
The Moroccan National Narcotics Commission, under the Ministry of Health, met on 11th February to assess the recommendations made by the World Health Organization regarding the recognition of medicinal cannabis. This meeting opened up an official debate on the drug policy of the Maghreb country.

About a year has passed since the...

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...

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