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Primera solicitud a la AEMPS para autocultivo de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 24/05/21
On April 20, the so-called 420 for International Marijuana Day, a press conference was held to explain the content of a new license request to the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) and also to present a new documentary trailer that will premiere next September, "Marihuana para vivir", or “Marijuana to live”, on the life of Juan Manuel Gantes, denouncing the situation of...
Four lies spread by Spanish Police about cannabis cultivation
by Teresa García on 17/05/21
Can cannabis buds be considered narcotics when containing THC levels lower than 0.2%? Some information sheets have been provided by police and also published in the local press maintaining this assumption, although according to Casa Paraula law firm and based on several court decisions, this wouldn’t be the case.
Casa Paraula in particular points out that several judgments by the Spanish Supreme...
Propiedades alimenticias del cáñamo
by Rebeca Argudo on 14/05/21
Today, modern society tends to break down prejudices towards cannabis and are willing to try the increasingly broader range of hemp-derived products that are being manufactured, commercialized and therefore made available to consumers. Cannabis seeds is a product that has indeed gained numerous followers and can now be easily found in traditional and online stores. These seeds are generating...
New prospects for cannabis legalization in Spain
by Rebeca Argudo on 30/04/21
In Spain, social demands and activism in support of cannabis legalization dates back some thirty years. Already at that time, pioneering organizations in the defense of cannabis users and the promotion of the study of this plant called for the decriminalization of marijuana consumption and home cultivation, as was the case with the ARSEC, or Asociación Ramón Santos de Estudios sobre el Cannabis....
La legendaria cepa de Bob Marley
by Rebeca Argudo on 27/04/21
During the second half of the 20th century, Jamaica enjoyed widespread fame as a landmark destination for cannabis culture in the world. The island’s special features, with fertile soils and warm tropical climate, provided the ideal growing environment for marijuana cultivation, with plants endowed by nature with a remarkable strength and rapid growth. In addition, the island has been considered...
La industria del cannabis y las comunidades indígenas enfrentadas
by Teresa García on 23/04/21
In Colombia, the cannabis industry is already facing some challenges due to unforeseen effects and worrying consequences of this newly developing sector for the Indigenous peoples, who are now faced with a land deficit for their traditional crops, which undermines the ancestral sovereignty of these peoples over natural resources and becomes the reason for these communities to demand measures from...
A court rules in Spain that home cultivation of 1,116 plants is legal
by Rebeca Argudo on 20/04/21
Aritza Alunda has more than 20 granular cell myoblastomas, a type of benign tumor for which she has been considered to have a permanent incapacity for work. Some years ago, she decided to go live in a small country house in the Pasiego valleys in the northern region of Cantabria, where she dedicated herself to growing marijuana plants that she uses to make herbal tinctures, a remedy she applies...
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...

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