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Cannabis and elite sports
by Rebeca Argudo on 25/03/21
On December 14 2017, the World Health Organization WHO issued an official recommendation stating that CBD (cannabidiol), one of the compounds found in cannabis, is not harmful to health and lacked the risk of abuse and therefore the organization suggested that it should not be internationally scheduled as a control substance. Later, in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) excluded CBD from...
CBD suministrado a enfermos graves de COVID-19
by Teresa García on 17/03/21
A new study conducted by the Klagenfurt Hospital in Austria shows that treatments containing cannabidiol can help in the speedy recovery of severe COVID-19 patients. According to the researchers of this study, the 50 patients admitted to the intensive care unit of this hospital, and who have been administered the treatment, have seen reduced the inflammation caused by the disease.
"We...
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...
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...

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