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Le congrès ouvre la voie à la proposition de régularisation du cannabis médical
by Carmen Arriaza on 11/06/21
The Congress of Deputies approved the proposal presented by the Basque National Party (EAJ-PNV) for the regularisation of cannabis, supported by the rest of the House last Thursday on 10th June. Against its image as a conservative party, the PNV defends the general legalisation of the use of hemp, although its current proposal is limited exclusively to the possible therapeutic uses of the...
Los rastafaris de Kenia piden la legalización de la marihuana
by Rebeca Argudo on 08/06/21
The Rastafarian Society of Kenya (RSK) has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Kenya to request national regulations to allow the use of marijuana to members of this religion for spiritual and ceremonial reasons.
According to the Kenyan newspaper The Star, the objective of the case is to suspend the implementation of Section 3 of the Narcotic Drugs Act in this country, approved in 1994,...
Steve DeAngelo, el activista comprometido
by Teresa García on 01/06/21
Last January, Steve DeAngelo, probably the best-known cannabis activist on the planet, announced he was leaving Harborside, the Californian cannabis dispensary where he has worked for almost fifteen years since he started this project.
In addition to being the co-founder of Harborside, DeAngelo is also one of the founders of Steep Hill, the first analytical laboratory dedicated to testing of...
Four lies spread by Spanish Police about cannabis cultivation
by Teresa García on 17/05/21
Can cannabis buds be considered narcotics when containing THC levels lower than 0.2%? Some information sheets have been provided by police and also published in the local press maintaining this assumption, although according to Casa Paraula law firm and based on several court decisions, this wouldn’t be the case.
Casa Paraula in particular points out that several judgments by the Spanish Supreme...
Propiedades alimenticias del cáñamo
by Rebeca Argudo on 14/05/21
Today, modern society tends to break down prejudices towards cannabis and are willing to try the increasingly broader range of hemp-derived products that are being manufactured, commercialized and therefore made available to consumers. Cannabis seeds is a product that has indeed gained numerous followers and can now be easily found in traditional and online stores. These seeds are generating...
New prospects for cannabis legalization in Spain
by Rebeca Argudo on 30/04/21
In Spain, social demands and activism in support of cannabis legalization dates back some thirty years. Already at that time, pioneering organizations in the defense of cannabis users and the promotion of the study of this plant called for the decriminalization of marijuana consumption and home cultivation, as was the case with the ARSEC, or Asociación Ramón Santos de Estudios sobre el Cannabis....
La legendaria cepa de Bob Marley
by Rebeca Argudo on 27/04/21
During the second half of the 20th century, Jamaica enjoyed widespread fame as a landmark destination for cannabis culture in the world. The island’s special features, with fertile soils and warm tropical climate, provided the ideal growing environment for marijuana cultivation, with plants endowed by nature with a remarkable strength and rapid growth. In addition, the island has been considered...
La industria del cannabis y las comunidades indígenas enfrentadas
by Teresa García on 23/04/21
In Colombia, the cannabis industry is already facing some challenges due to unforeseen effects and worrying consequences of this newly developing sector for the Indigenous peoples, who are now faced with a land deficit for their traditional crops, which undermines the ancestral sovereignty of these peoples over natural resources and becomes the reason for these communities to demand measures from...
A court rules in Spain that home cultivation of 1,116 plants is legal
by Rebeca Argudo on 20/04/21
Aritza Alunda has more than 20 granular cell myoblastomas, a type of benign tumor for which she has been considered to have a permanent incapacity for work. Some years ago, she decided to go live in a small country house in the Pasiego valleys in the northern region of Cantabria, where she dedicated herself to growing marijuana plants that she uses to make herbal tinctures, a remedy she applies...
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 bill proposal still must pass another vote in the Senate on April 30, due...

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