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La legalización del cannabis recreativo, entre los consensos de la posible coalición de gobierno en Alemania
by Teresa García on 11/11/21
For Karl Lauterbach, the idea that recreational cannabis was legal was something that he couldn’t understand until recently. But he’s changed his mind and, as he has told  German regional media, he’s done so because of his experience as a doctor. Lauterbach, a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) is the name that sounds most likely to take up the health portfolio  in Germany if the...
Umfassendes Cannabis-Gesetz in Spanien
by Rebeca Argudo on 05/11/21
On September 27, the Más País-Equo formation registered a bill in the Congress of Deputies that equates the consumption of cannabis to that of tobacco.
Change of current regulations
In this legislation, which would declare all uses of cannabis, including recreational use of cannabis, "free", consumption in public areas is decriminalised whereas it is currently punishable with a fine of up to 10,...
De las rosas al cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 22/10/21
Hope combined with uncertainty and skepticism. This is how the 246 workers that make up Aleia Roses feel, according to Miguel Ángel Brezmes, head of Industrial and Institutional Policy for the trade union Comisiones Obreras (CC. OO.) in the northern region of Castilla y León.
The company is located in the municipality of Garray in the province of Soria, with only 700 inhabitants, up until...
La Ley Bancaria Segura SAFE aprobada en Estados Unidos de nuevo
by Rebeca Argudo on 14/10/21
On September 21, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act was approved by voice vote in the US House of Representatives. Known as SAFE, this amendment is intended to protect those banks that provide services to legal marijuana companies so that they cannot be penalised by federal regulations. This law would be added to the National Defense Authorization Law (NDAA).
This law has already been...
Cannabis en Japón
by Rebeca Argudo on 26/08/21
Despite the fact that marijuana consumption is much lower in Japan if compared with Europe, perhaps due to the existing strict laws in this regard, there are evidences of the consumption of cannabis already in the Neolithic age, when it was used as food in the Nippon country. Later, it started to be used for therapeutic purposes and even as aphrodisiac; during Feudalism, hemp was used to make...
La industria legal del cannabis: un sector en alza
by Rebeca Argudo on 19/08/21
The fact that the cannabis industry is on the rise can be clearly seen by observing the constant and sustained growth that it’s experiencing; among other factors, this is thanks to the markets opening, increasingly less-restrictive policies and the increase in demand. What’s certain, of course, is that this growth is expected to boost employment significantly within the sector.
¿Cuáles son las 22 entidades que actualmente pueden cultivar o producir cannabis en España?
by Teresa García on 22/07/21
While the Spanish Government proceeds without regulating access to cannabis for therapeutic purposes, the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), attached to the Ministry of Health, continues to grant licences to cultivate cannabis for the research and manufacture of products for medical purposes.
As stated on the AEMPS agency website, which was updated on June 17, there are...
La industria del cannabis concienciada con el medio ambiente
by Rebeca Argudo on 09/07/21
The cannabis industry is experiencing a moment of unprecedented boom and growth in the current market. Also, we cannot overlook the fact that more and more countries are joining the global legalization trend for both medical and recreational purposes, moving towards eliminating restrictions and decriminalization, and with an increasing social and political support. However, during the cultivation...
Washington State joins the “Joints for Jabs” initiative for COVID Vaccines
by Teresa García on 06/07/21
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the government agency responsible for the regulation and control of these substances, has approved a measure to allow state-licensed cannabis retail stores to give away marijuana to people 21 years of age and older who receives the COVID-19 vaccine, according to NBC News. This decision comes three months after the DC Marijuana Justice (DCMJ...
Fin del monopolio en EE UU
by Rebeca Argudo on 28/06/21
For the past fifty years, the only approved facility with a government authorization to produce cannabis for research purposes was the one operated by the University of Mississippi. Therefore, any researcher who wanted to legally conduct a study could only use these facilities. But the days of this monopoly are numbered since the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the federal government...

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