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La production de cannabis médicinal en Italie n’est pas suffisante : les secours arrivent du Canada
by Pippi Contini on 09/04/18

Medicinal cannabis has been legal in Italy since 2007 and treatment with medical cannabis is permitted for a multitude of  conditions. The main problem for patients is the shortage of supplies and since last summer it has been hard to get medicinal cannabis from the country’s pharmacies. The solution is coming from Canada with a extraordinary 100 kg top-up, and the entrance of Canadian companies onto the Italian medical cannabis scene.

Medicinal cannabis has been legal in Italy since...

Le CBD peut contrer les effets du thc. parole de docteur!
by Pippi Contini on 19/03/18

Much is claimed of CBD and on various occasions it has been affirmed that amongst its characteristics it has the potential to counteract the effects of THC. We wanted to dig deeper into the subject, speaking to doctor Mariano Garcia de Palau, registered physician, member of the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis and Medical Director of Kalapa Clinic.

What does science think?

We asked him what the truth is of these claims, and the...

Cannabis pour l’autisme, une thérapie possible?
by Pippi Contini on 14/02/18

In the last few years, in various parts of the world, reports are multiplying of parents telling how the use of cannabis for their autistic children has significantly improved their quality of life, having a marked impact, above all, in the reduction of hypersensitivity, hyperactivity and self-harming and in the improvement of communication barriers associated with this condition.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) is a neurological (and development)...

Legal status of cannabis in the United Kingdom
by Pippi Contini on 31/01/18

The first law criminalising the cannabis plant and its derivatives in the UK dates back to the beginning of the 1900s.

In 1920, the "Dangerous Drugs Act" criminalised the possession of cannabis, but medical use of the plant was still permitted until 1961, the year in which, according to the provisions of the United Nations Single Convention Convention on Narcotic Drugs, crop cultivation was also criminalised.

In the eighties, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan began their "War...

20.000 hectares to cultivate cannabis
by Pippi Contini on 17/01/18

Spanish Ministry of Health grants six licenses to cultivate for therapeutic and research purposes.

In the last couple of months, the Spanish Ministry of Health has granted six licenses to cultivate 20,000 hectares of cannabis for therapeutic and experimental purposes.

Due to these being narcotic substances, neither the Medicines Agency, nor the companies involved are giving much away about this new chapter of therapeutic cannabis in Spain, telling media that they risk losing...

Los 5 errores más comunes en el cultivo de semillas de marihuana
2 Grow
by Pippi Contini on 12/01/18

Cannabis is a plant species that grows in all latitudes and its cultivation is quite simple as long as you take into account some essential factors, particularly if you are looking to obtain the best result from your marijuana seeds or marijuana clones/cuttings

In this post we'll discuss the most common mistakes people make when growing marijuana.

1. BAD CHOICE OF GENETICS

The first mistake that a novice grower can make is choosing the...

Legal status of cannabis in Argentina
by Pippi Contini on 26/12/17
Cannabis legality in Argentina
Legal status of recreational and medicinal cannabis in Argentina Legality of medical cannabis in Argentina

In Argentina, the medical use of cannabis has been legal since March 2017 when Law #27350 was approved allowing the use of cannabis derivatives to patients who have a regular medical prescription.

The new legislation was entitled " Medical and Scientific Investigation into the therapeutic use of Cannabis and its derivitives".

The law...

La Organización Mundial de la Salud confirma el potencial terapéutico del CBD
by Pippi Contini on 19/12/17

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations agency for the management of prevention, promotion and intervention policies in ​​health, has declared that CBD is safe, non-addictive and has a high therapeutic potential.

Due to the growing interest of UN Member States in the medical use of cannabis, for the last few years WHO has endeavored to gather solid scientific evidence on both the therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and its components. 

The initial...

Nuevo limbo legal para las asociaciones cannábicas en Cataluña
by Pippi Contini on 12/12/17

On December 4 the Constitutional Court accepted the appeal of unconstitutionality brought by the Council of Ministers against five autonomous laws, including the law that regulates cannabis clubs in Catalonia, reducing cannabis consumer associations to a new state of "legal limbo".

The Catalan law approved by the Catalonian Parliament in June, came after years of legal loopholes and claims by the cannabis associations...

Congress approves creation of sub-commission to study therapeutic cannabis treatments
by Pippi Contini on 01/12/17

With 36 votes in favor and just 1 against, Last Tuesday Congress approved the creation of a Subcommittee of the Commission of Health and Social Services of the Chamber to study therapeutic treatments with cannabis and its derivatives.
 
The initiative, presented in April by the Parliamentary Group of Citizens, highlights the fact that in Spain many patients find relief from the symptoms of their diseases with the use of cannabis and intends to "Create a Subcommittee, within the...

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