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Cannabis por vacunas: un colectivo regalará cannabis tras la vacuna del COVID-19 en EE. UU.
by Teresa García on 05/03/21
A cannabis activist group for the legalization of marijuana announced that they plan to distribute free bags of cannabis to people who receive the vaccine against COVID-19 in the District of Columbia in the United States.
The campaign, called ‘Joints for Jabs’ was organized by DC Marijuana Justice (DCMJ), the advocacy group that had also achieved the approval of Initiative 71, a marijuana...
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...
La legalización del cannabis en Estados Unidos más cercana que nunca con la mayoría demócrata
by Teresa García on 18/02/21
On January 7, with 98% of the votes counted, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jonathan Ossoff completed, at the very last minute, a sweep of the two seats for the state of Georgia in the Senate, against Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
This narrow victory, with a small margin of 1.2 and 0.6 percentage difference, leaves Democrats and Republicans nearly tied in the US upper chamber and...
La prohibición del CBD en Francia considerada ilegal por el TJUE
by Carmen Arriaza on 12/02/21
CBD (cannabidiol), one of the chemical compounds found in all parts of the cannabis plant, and the industry that manufactures and commercializes this cannabinoid for medical use, has received a major boost thanks to a recent European justice decision that admits that this substance is harmless to health.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that Community law, and...
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...
Macedonia del Norte podría ser el primer país de los Balcanes en legalizar el cannabis para uso recreativo
by Teresa García on 02/02/21
The Government of North Macedonia brings to the table the issue of legalization of cannabis for recreational use in this country, where medical marijuana has been legal since 2016. "The idea is to allow consumption of marijuana in cafes and tourist areas, also in Skopje, the capital, if they respect certain standards on ventilation, proof of origin of the cannabis, etc.", declared Prime Minister...
Nueva Zelanda dice no al cannabis recreativo
by Teresa García on 28/01/21
In New Zealand, preliminary results for the referendum on legalizing recreational marijuana gave victory to those who opposed the measure. As government sources would publish during the consultation process on its official website, 53.1% of the participants decided against legalizing the recreational use of cannabis versus 46.1% that supported the legislation and 0.8% of undecided voters. There...

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