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Israel auf dem Weg zum Cannabis-Exporteur
by Laura Rueda on 18/01/19

Israel has been a leader in cannabis for many decades. It leads the world in research and also in the production of the plant for therapeutic use. Once again it is in the news for approving an amendment to a bill that will allow the export of medicinal cannabis to other countries.

Back in 2016 the Knesset  - the Israeli Parliament - approved the bill in favour of exports. And on December 25th, it passed with a resounding 21-0 vote, although it still needs approval by the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and cabinet ministers.

No votes against

21 votes in favour and none against is an overwhelmingly positive result, and with this, all Israeli government parties support the sixteenth amendment to the bill covering the regulatory aspects of medicinal cannabis exportation. This law allows farmers to cultivate the plant for therapeutic use, but first they have to obtain a license from the Ministry of Health, the police and the producers'...

Según el CIS, el 84% de los españoles legalizaría el cannabis medicinal
by Laura Rueda on 28/12/18
According to a CIS survey of almost 3,000 people in 292 municipalities and 49 provinces of Spain, 84% of Spaniards would legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. According to this Centre for Sociological Research survey, this implies that the vast majority of Spaniards are in favour of regulating the plant therapeutically.

The data of this macro-survey carried out in November and published at...
La EMCDDA crea el primer manual europeo cannábico para políticos
by Laura Rueda on 27/12/18
The European Observatory on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has published its first report, Medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids: questions and answers for policy formulation. Politicians from all over Europe interested in legalizing the plant for medicinal use now have this manual at their disposal, to provide them with all the information they need to carry out the task.

Politicians...
"Pourquoi un patient allemand a-t-il le droit de traiter sa douleur avec du cannabis et moi, en Espagne, non? - interview à Carola Pérez
by Laura Rueda on 21/12/18
“Si todos somos ciudadanos europeos, ¿por qué un paciente alemán o italiano tiene derecho a tratar su dolor con cannabis y yo no?”, se ha preguntado la presidenta del Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal en rueda de prensa. En esta citación con los medios, el OECM ha presentado un estudio sobre aceites y ha denunciado la “vaguería” del gobierno para regular el uso del cannabis medicinal,...
El OECM encourage le gouvernement à une régulation urgente du cannabis médicinal
by Laura Rueda on 20/12/18
Los pacientes españoles que usan cannabis con fines médicos no están comprando lo que las marcas dicen venderles. Según un estudio del Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal, solo cinco aceites enriquecidos en cannabidiol, de los quince analizados, cumple con los niveles de CBD que dicen tener en su composición. El OECM insta al gobierno a una regulación urgente del cannabis medicinal, para...
En Corea del Sur ya es legal el cannabis medicinal
by Laura Rueda on 19/12/18
The Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, has taken an important step regarding cannabis, becoming the first East Asian nation to legalize therapeutic marijuana. On November 23, the country changed its national drug policy to allow the importation and distribution of cannabis oil to treat various ailments.

A surprising decriminalization
This news is particularly surprising coming from...
El CBD en altas dosis podría reducir la adicción a la metanfetamina
by Laura Rueda on 17/12/18
New investigation carried out in rodents have discovered hitherto unknown results. It seems that high doses of cannabidiol (CBD) could decrease the consumption of methamphetamines. This is the reflection in the prestigious journal Journal of Psychopharmacology, which has published the results of a study tested on rats.
CBD to halt methamphetamine consumption
The Journal of Psychopharmacology is...
Cannabis treatments for animals - Interview with vet Pilar Prados Linares
by Laura Rueda on 14/12/18
Veterinary treatments with cannabis are still taking their first steps in our society. It is a sensitive and controversial issue, since the protagonists are beings that can not decide for themselves, that are under our responsibility. However, it seems that this type of medicine, when used in a responsible way and following the advice of a vet, offers hope for some animals.

Mammals, reptiles,...
Curiosités sur le cannabis et le sommeil
by Laura Rueda on 04/12/18
Many people find cannabis a useful aid when it comes to falling asleep. One of the most popular therapeutic uses of the plant is its relaxing effect, which often causes us to want to go to sleep almost immediately, especially when we’re talking about the indica varieties. In this post we tell you some more curiosities of the relationship between marijuana and the arms of Morpheus.

Dried aged...
"Entender el dolor de los demás es estar a favor de la legalización del cannabis para uso medicinal" - Entrevista a Albert Estrada
by Laura Rueda on 30/11/18
Albert Estrada is a fan of role-playing games, a genre in which he has published The Secret of the Nimblekins. But in addition, he specializes in Clinical Biochemistry. Professionally he dedicates himself to cryopreservation and endocannabiology, and is one of the few specialists in cannabis medicine in our country. YesWeSkunk have taken the opportunity to chat with him, on the occasion of the...
Según un estudio las mujeres son más vulnerables al cannabis
by Laura Rueda on 21/11/18
A few days ago news was published in some media sources indicating that cannabis affects women differently than men, and that this difference is due to estrogen. This study conducted on animals and published by Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience showed sex differences in response to cannabis, which not only indicate sociocultural factors, but also biological factors.

Missing data on women
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