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Paraguay, a un paso de despenalizar el consumo y el autocultivo de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 05/11/20
Today, the decision to legalize the self-consumption and homegrown of medicinal cannabis in Paraguay is in the hands of its president, Mario Abdo Benitez. Last August, the Chamber of Deputies of this South American nation, which initially rejected the proposal, did not gather a majority of votes to get the rejection of the bill passed. The draft law was thus approved by the Senate and now its...
Dos iniciativas legislativas vuelven a poner sobre la mesa la legalización del cannabis en Colombia
by Teresa García on 02/11/20
Change the Constitution or pass a law regulating the recreational use of cannabis: these are the two options that are back on the table in Colombia. In 2015, the Latin American country approved medical marijuana (which more than 60 authorised companies in Colombia are already involved in and for which only 543 cultivation licences were granted in 2019). The Colombian Supreme Court also ruled in...
60% der Bevölkerung von Arizona unterstützen die Legalisierung von Freizeit-Cannabis
by Teresa García on 31/10/20
Released in July, a poll conducted by the sociological studies company OH Predictive indicates that 62% of the population of Arizona would support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. This is 9% higher than results shown by the same survey in December when just over half of the population said "Yes" to the plant.
The US state of Arizona now has a bill on the table which citizens...
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...
La promesa de legalización del cannabis del Partido Demócrata pierde fuelle con Biden
by Teresa García on 26/10/20
"Meaningless". This is how some important figures in the American cannabis sector defined the cannabis policy of the Democratic candidate Joe Biden when interviewed by the website Marijuana Moment. Biden’s position has moved far from Bernie Sanders’s, his former rival to become the Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and who announced last February that, if elected, he...
Canadá bloquea las importaciones de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 23/10/20
Cannabis imported into Canada “may not be sold to provinces, territories or medical clients.” This is stated in the cannabis import permit issued by the Canadian Department of Health to one of the companies in this country. Published by the Marijuana Business Daily website, the document shows the restrictions that this North American country has stipulated on imports of the plant, at the same...
Holland startet ein Experiment zur Kontrolle der Versorgungskette seiner Coffeeshops
by Teresa García on 20/10/20
Sale and consumption allowed but production and distribution prohibited: this has been the Dutch cannabis system for 40 years. According to various municipalities, this legislative contradiction has led to problems of order and public health. To fix the situation, the Dutch government has launched an experiment in which several controlled producers will be in charge of supplying marijuana to...
¿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...
Argentina legalizará el autocultivo de cannabis medicinal
by Teresa García on 13/10/20
Argentina’s Ministry of Health has presented the draft of the regulation to legalise the self-cultivation of therapeutic marijuana and the sale of cannabis oils in pharmacies. Minister Ginés González García’s announcement on 15th July to cannabis organisations, doctors, teachers and scientists that make up the Honorary Advisory Council (a body created by Law 27350 on the Medicinal Use of the...
Is the US Attorney General crusading against the marijuana industry?
by Teresa García on 12/10/20
In 2019, almost a third of the merger investigations conducted by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice targeted the cannabis industry. John Elias, an antitrust employee, alleged that this amounted to 10 investigations by this office last year. Elias caused a scandal at the end of June by stating that the persecution of the cannabis industry from this division was...

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