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USA's star sprinter sanctioned in Tokyo 2021
by Teresa García on 19/07/21
Twenty-one-year old Sha’Carri Richardson is considered one of the fastest women in history since 2019 when she broke 100-metre sprint record with 10.75 seconds. Nevertheless, Richardson isn’t participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to using marijuana to cope with the death of her biological mother.
Earlier this year in January, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made the decision to leave...
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...
El cannabis como herramienta para mejorar la sexualidad
by Teresa García on 15/04/21
Cannabis has been used for centuries by different cultures around the world to improve sexual performance. In India, where Ayurveda is the traditional and alternative medicine system, marijuana was considered a mean to increase sexual desire and combat impotence. In North Africa, like in Morocco or Egypt, cannabis has been used as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Franjo Grotenhermen, Doctor of Medicine...
Cannabis sostenible
by Teresa García on 12/04/21
A new study carried out by Colorado State University researchers warns about the large carbon footprint produced by indoor cannabis cultivation. The report was released in specialized media such as National Geographic with headlines that link the increase in demand for cannabis to the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its production, and refer to indoor growing in particular.
The...
Biofuels made from cannabis waste
by Teresa García on 08/04/21
Transforming residues from industrial hemp crops into biomass and raw materials… That is the objective of a new research project in Argentina, called “Thermochemical conversion processes for the treatment of Cannabis sativa cultivation waste and the manufacture of therapeutic products” and launched by the Grupo de Investigaciones en Aplicaciones Catalíticas, or Research Group in Catalytic...
La industria del cannabis ya ha generado más de 320.000 puestos de trabajo en EE. UU.
by Teresa García on 26/03/21
At this current time, there are already more workers in the United States legal cannabis industry than electrical engineers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics, and more than twice as dentists. According to the latest Cannabis Jobs Report released by cannabis resource and marketplace Leafly and the business economic consulting firm Whitney Economics, the number of full-time jobs...
Cannabis and elite sports
by Rebeca Argudo on 25/03/21
On December 14 2017, the World Health Organization WHO issued an official recommendation stating that CBD (cannabidiol), one of the compounds found in cannabis, is not harmful to health and lacked the risk of abuse and therefore the organization suggested that it should not be internationally scheduled as a control substance. Later, in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) excluded CBD from...
Cannabis y publicidad
by Rebeca Argudo on 12/03/21
The cannabis industry is relatively new and rapidly changing but already faces the complex task of marketing and advertising with no previous examples to use as reference.
Besides, we have to add the challenge of placing in the market the existing wide range of products containing CBD and the many purposes they serve- from oils or infusions used as cosmetic and body care products to food for...
Holland startet ein Experiment zur Kontrolle der Versorgungskette seiner Coffeeshops
by Teresa García on 20/10/20
Sale and consumption allowed but production and distribution prohibited: this has been the Dutch cannabis system for 40 years. According to various municipalities, this legislative contradiction has led to problems of order and public health. To fix the situation, the Dutch government has launched an experiment in which several controlled producers will be in charge of supplying marijuana to...
Lego gegen den Klimawandel
by Laura Rueda on 28/09/20
We are living in a critical moment. UN has already warned world governments that we will be facing an environmental disaster in the near future. Nevertheless, it seems policymakers are not grasping the gravity of the devastating effects that our plastic consumption is having on the planet. However, some multinationals are already responding and taking action. LEGO, the toy building blocks giant,...

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