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Congress approves creation of sub-commission to study therapeutic cannabis treatments
Fri, 01/12/2017 - 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 Health Commission and Social Services, on the therapeutic use of cannabis, taking into account national experiences and international conventions and experiences and based on the scientific evidence of guarantee in terms of patient health ".

The proposal emphasizes the huge body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis in the cure, or in the relief of symptoms, of various pathologies, as well as its effectiveness as a compliment to chemotherapy therapies.

As if this were not proof enough, cannabis, states the proposal, has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine since ancient times, only being removed as a pharmaceutical option in the mid-twentieth...

3rd International Medicinal Cannabis Seminar of Santiago de Chile organized by Daya Foundation with the participation of Dr. Manuel Guzmán
Thu, 30/11/2017 - 17:38

Dr. Manuel Guzmán: "We already have a knowledge of the real therapeutic action of cannabis, which is indisputable"

As part of the review of the best moments of the III International Seminar of Medicinal Cannabis of Santiago de Chile organized by Daya Foundation, we bring you a summary of the presentation of Dr. Manuel Guzmán (Spain), researcher and professor of Biochemistry and Biology Molecular in the Complutense University of Madrid. Licentiate (1986) and Doctor (1990) in Biological Sciences from that university. At the end of the text, there is a video of the complete presentation.

"Cannabis is a group of molecules that act by mimicking the action of endogenous molecules, activating their receptors and replacing their action in disease situations, when those endogenous molecules are not functioning correctly. We already have, therefore, a knowledge of the real therapeutic actions of cannabis which is indisputable".  (Dr. Manuel Guzmán)

Dr. Manuel Guzmán (Spain) was the first of ten medical and scientific exhibitors to investigate and use the medicinal use of cannabis in their clinical practice . After highlighting the work of...

La historia de Nicky (2009-2017): El perro pionero en el uso del cannabis medicinal en Latinoamérica
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 17:44

Nicky will be remembered as one of the pioneering animals in the veterinary use of medicinal cannabis in Latin America, due to the successful cannabis-based treatment used to manage his epilepsy, an illness that was diagnosed at two years of age, and over time stopped responding to traditional medicines.

A native of Temuco, Nicky arrived at the home of Eduardo Rodríguez and Carol Cárcamo in Arica, a city in the extreme north of Chile, as a puppy of a month and a half. Unfortunately after more than four years of controlling his seizures with the therapeutic use of cannabis, Nicky died just a couple of months ago.

"he was always a very regal dog. Since his first arrival at our house he slept in our bed and he liked to sleep on my pillow when he was little. At first when we took him to the beach, he was afraid of the water, but with the passage of time he began to bathe and enjoy the sea”, recalls Carol, his caregiver.

His "owners" never saw Nicky as a pet, but as a member of the family. He was born on March 11, 2009 in Temuco, southern Chile, and was the first of a litter of ten puppies. Carol remembers him as a very devoted being...

Enfermeras investigan sobre la calidad de vida en adultos mayores que utilizan cannabis con fines medicinales
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:33

Motivated by the social and educational role that good health professionals must fulfill, nursing students Tamara Albertazzo, Pamela Carrasco, María José Figueroa and Carmen Sanhueza, decided to make their nursing degree thesis subject: "Quality of life of older adults who use alternative therapies with products derived from cannabis "

This work, which makes them pioneers in research on the medicinal use of cannabis by nurses Chile, seemed interesting and was inspired by one of the missions that every health professional should have: "As nurses we have an informative task and we must provide patients with options so that they can choose the therapy that will best improve their quality of life”, said Pamela Carrasco, a member of the group that received their nursing degree this year from the Andrés Bello University.

The young women knew beforehand of the work carried out by Fundación Daya in the field of medicinal cannabis, so they decided to work together with the organization to give more weight to their research. "The Foundation does a great job with patients advising and supporting anybody interested in this alternative therapy," said...

Le cannabis synthétique: le haut prix de la drogue bon marché
Wed, 05/04/2017 - 11:44

Cela fait quelque temps que nous avons commencé à voir apparaître des articles sur la marijuana synthétique, mais pour tout dire, nous n’avions pas dédié beaucoup du temps à approfondir la recherche sur le sujet. Souvent ces billets étaient publiés par des médias qui offrent une vision sur les drogues et sur le monde avec que laquelle nous ne nous retrouvons pas. Nous n’arrivions pas à comprendre pourquoi quelqu'un voudrait consommer une herbe synthétique, si l’on peut obtenir la vraie plante d'une forme naturelle et relativement facile.

Cependant, nous avons eu une conversation très révélatrice avec un connaisseur du sujet, qui nous a montré quelques données assez scandaleuses sur les effets secondaires de la marijuana synthétique. C’est pour cela que nous avons décidé de nous informer davantage autour de la marijuana synthétique et ses composants. Pour commencer, ce produit dénommé K2 spice, il n'a rien à voir avec la marijuana. Il s'agit d'un mélange d'herbes triturées qui sont aspergées avec des produits chimiques pour imiter les effets de la marijuana. Ce spray contient une substance artificielle qui est assimilée au THC (tétrahydrocannabinol). Cependant, les effets...

Marijuana as a allied to fight Tourette syndrome's symptons
Fri, 24/03/2017 - 11:29
Marijuana in the fight against the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that appears in childhood. Tourette´s symptoms include involuntary tics at a phonic and motor level. No cure has been found for this syndrome, although these tics normally improve with age.

Treatments for Tourette's syndrome in children seek to combat, rather than to cure, the symptoms that present and reduce their frequency and intensity. However, medications that are used often cause side effects that can be worse than the symptoms themselves, such as muscle stiffness, tremors, depression, anxiety, lack of facial expression, slow movements, fatigue, and weight gain.

Scientific evidence, more than popular belief.

There are a number of clinical trials researching the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for Tourette's disease, both as the main treatment and adjuvant. Of these, we would like to highlight one carried out by German scientists from the universities of Göttingen, Hamburg and Dresden, reporting the treatment of a 15-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome (ST) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - a serious physical and psychosocial...

Las propiedades terapéuticas del aceite de marihuana que quizá desconocías
Thu, 16/03/2017 - 16:28

The first documented producer of marijuana oil was Rick Simpson. Normally when people talk about marijuana oil, they are referring to hemp oil with a particular level of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the numerous phytoannannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This CBD is the component associated with the greatest therapuetic value, and the plant with the highest levels is Cannabis Sativa, specifically the high CBD varieties. In addition to marijuana oil, there are other products derived from marijuana flowers such as marijuana alcohol, tincture of cannabis and hash oil. Many clinical studies have been carried out to investigate the behavior of cannabinoids such as CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the two phytoannannabinoids that, up to this point, appear to hold the greatest therapeutic potential and are present in the highest levels in the plant.

Different ways CBD and THC affect the body  

THC is the compound that induces psychoactivity, whilst CBD has no psychoactive effects. Each individual may experience the effect of cannabinoids in a very different way, due to the unique function of each person´s endocannabinoid system. This unique sensitivity of each patient to...

¿Qué es el CBD?
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 14:52

At this stage, we are pretty sure that most of you have enough information to give a conference about THC, on its properties and its effects. But, what about CBD? Cannabidiol is the second cannabinoid present in cannabis, only after the THC.

Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects. Its main interest lies in CBD’s therapeutic benefits, and medicine has recently put his eyes in this component, so nowadays there are numerous investigations and medical tests proving their properties.

So, how can you benefit from CBD’s effects? Its virtues include to be analgesic, anti -inflammatory, antibacterial, antiepileptic, anxiolytic... Moreover, currently its properties to fight cancer are being studied in different laboratories all over the world. Amazing!

In the wake of these recent discoveries, there are many cannabis seed banks developing and launching strains with higher percentage of CBD. At Kannabia Seeds, of course, we are also at the forefront, and you can find already in our catalogue up to four CBD-rich strains of marijuana. In addition, we anticipate that more will come very soon. We are working hard to meet your interests and demands.

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El Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal se viste de largo
Thu, 22/09/2016 - 00:00

“Aquí sí hay nivel”. Estas palabras, pronunciadas por un asistente con experiencia en eventos cannábicos, resumen concisamente la jornada de presentación del Observatorio Español de Cannabis Medicinal, celebrada el 20 de septiembre en el auditorio de Caixaforum Madrid. Con un programa de excepción, una sala a rebosar y gran repercusión en los medios, el Observatorio celebraba su puesta de largo tras una infancia breve e intensa.

En la mesa de acreditaciones una joven cuyo nombre no aparece en la lista explica que había hecho la reserva online. “Pero si no has recibido email de confirmación significa que no tienes plaza”. Los organizadores nos confirman el pleno total “hemos tenido que dejar gente fuera porque no cabía todo el mundo. Incluso hemos tenido que pedir su plaza a personas de confianza para hacer un hueco a los políticos que han venido”.

Tras una breve presentación del Observatorio a cargo de su presidenta, Carola Pérez, Manuel Guzmán, catedrático de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ofrece una didáctica presentación sobre los usos medicinales del cannabis y las vías de administración que existen, que acaba con un...

Granada acoge el I Coloquio de Cannabis Terapéutico y Medicinal
Sat, 17/09/2016 - 00:00

El banco de semillas de cannabis Kannabia Seed Company, en colaboración con YesWeSkunk, presenta la primera edición del Coloquio de Cannabis Terapéutico y Medicinal de la ciudad nazarí. Tendrá lugar el próximo viernes 30 de septiembre a las 16:30 en el Hotel AC Palacio Santa Paula, situado en la Gran Vía de Colón granadina.

Este encuentro pretende reunir a doctores, pacientes y profesionales para hablar sobre el uso de cannabinoides en el tratamiento de diversas patologías.

Como invitado estrella, el coloquio contará con el Dr. Mariano García de Palau. Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugía, con una larga trayectoria ejerciendo como médico de urgencias y uno de los doctores más reconocidos especializados en tratamientos con cannabinoides, será el encargado de resolver las dudas de los asistentes.


Mariano Garcia de Palau

Los principales componentes de la planta del cannabis tienen un increíble potencial terapéutico, con beneficios sobre la salud de enfermos con dolores, inflamaciones, trastorno del sueño, artrosis, fibromialgia y mucho más. El principal objetivo del I Coloquio de Cannabis...

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