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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.
Irlanda da luz verde al cannabis medicinal con receta médica
by Teresa García on 26/07/21
Since June, chronic patients with certain ailments have been able to buy cannabis products in pharmacies with a medical prescription and, as it is already subsidised by the State, they can be reimbursed for part of the cost according to Euractiv.
According to this website, the parliamentarian Gino Kenny, a member of the People before Profit party, who has supported the regulation of this plant...
¿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 velocista estrella de EE. UU. sancionada en Tokio 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...
Cannabis as a neuroprotective agent in chemotherapy treatments
by Teresa García on 13/07/21
70% of people with cancer treated with chemotherapy suffer damage to the nervous system such as tingling in the hands and feet or lack of sensation in the fingers and toes. According to a study carried out by scientists from the Sourasky Medical Centre in Tel Aviv published in February 2021, this percentage is reduced to 40% if the patient consumes cannabis, and to 25% if he or she does so before...
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...
¿Es el THC más efectivo que el CBD?
by Teresa García on 02/07/21
By now, it is a well-known fact that THC has a medicinal value. What may surprise some readers is that, in certain cases, it may even be rendered more effective than its closest and most famous “relative”, CBD, when treating some disease symptoms, such as nausea or vomiting. At least this is what is contended by the study titled “The Effectiveness of Common Cannabis Products for Treatment of...
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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