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More cannabinoids in the test tubes
by Carmen Arriaza on 04/03/21
Therapeutic properties of cannabis
Since the beginning of time, Cannabis sativa plant has been used by different civilizations to alleviate and heal diseases. In traditional Greek, Egyptian, Chinese or Thai cultures there were male and female healers who already utilized this plant as a remedy. Throughout history, marijuana has been considered a magical and spiritual plant, but above all, it has...
La Policía de Gales del Norte propone distribuir cannabis en las cárceles
by Teresa García on 25/02/21
In North Wales, Arfon Jones, a police spokesman, argues that this measure could be a great step forward to reduce prison violence and also to prevent deaths caused by overdoses. Indeed, he has recently called for jails to supply “free cannabis in controlled conditions and see if offences reduce".
In an exclusive interview to The Guardian, Jones stated that prisons should trial a free cannabis...
México reglamenta el cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 22/02/21
Since its legalization four years ago, Mexico has finally published the new regulations on the medical use of cannabis. On January 12, the Mexican Ministry of Health and the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (or COFEPRIS for its acronym in Spanish), a public institution which reports to this Ministry, have finally implemented a regulatory framework that arrives three...
Vote final de l’ONU pour réduire les restrictions sur le cannabis
by Carmen Arriaza on 10/02/21
Due to the lack of agreement among member states and in spite of UN recommendations, the resolution on medicinal use of cannabis was put to a vote after several postponements
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the main policy-making body of the UN in drug-related matters, will finally hold a historic vote to ease the rigorous control of cannabis introduced almost six decades ago and reduce...
L’ONU reconnaît la valeur médicinale du cannabis
by Teresa García on 05/02/21
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has finally recognized the medicinal value of cannabis. On December 2, the decision was taken by a simple majority in a vote that took place in Vienna and in which representatives of 53 member States participated. This resolution is seen as "historic" by the Confederation of Cannabis Associations and many different pro-cannabis organizations...
Extremadura crea el primer centro industrial de cáñamo como vía para regenerar zonas rurales
by Teresa García on 07/01/21
Badajoz will become the hemp capital of Spain after the inauguration of the Hemp Technological Pole last October 13, a research complex which aims to become the reference center in the study of the industrial uses of this plant.
"Given the current exceptional situation due to the global health crisis, it is very likely that the economic recession will worsen in the coming years and this will...
El Gobierno otorga una nueva licencia para producir cannabis medicinal
by Rebeca Argudo on 23/12/20
The AEMPS (Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products), a state agency which reports to the Ministry of Health, has recently granted its fourth license to produce cannabis for medical and scientific purposes to Medalchemy, a pharmaceutical company located in the southeastern city of Alicante that is part of the Emmac Life Sciences Group, based in Great Britain. Although the use of CBD is not...
Eine kolumbianische Firma entwickelt ein Cannabis-Extrakt, das zu 62% gegen das Coronavirus schützt
by Teresa García on 09/11/20
The Colombian company Pideka and the University of Antioquia are developing a cannabis extract aimed at preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19; the latest tests to be carried out achieved an effectiveness of 62%.
In an interview with Forbes, the company's technical director Martha Liliana Vega explained it was initially ascertained that the cells on which the tests were carried out...
CBDA y THCA: los ácidos originales que superan en potencia al THC y CBD
by Teresa García on 29/10/20
After THC and CBD, the pharmaceutical industry has also decided to start studying the possible pharmaceutical uses of the precursor acids of the two best-known compounds in cannabis.
CBDA is the acid originally found in cannabis that acts as a precursor to CBD after a decarbonisation process (generally carried out with heat), which is also what makes the plant psychoactive. Last July, Professor...
¿Puede el cannabis ayudar a prevenir o combatir el coronavirus? Entre la esperanza, la publicidad y el bulo
by Teresa García on 16/10/20
After five months of the pandemic, more than 26 million people testing positive for coronavirus and about 870,000 deaths worldwide, the main objective of the scientific and pharmaceutical sector globally is to find a vaccine and cure for Covid-19. Dozens of existing have been tested for the treatment of this disease, including Remdesivir (initially marketed by Gilead for the treatment of Ebola...

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