International Collaborative Study Reveals The Neuroprotective Properties of Phytocannabinoid Δ9-THCA

A recent Δ9-THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol acid) study, initiated by three leading companies active in the field of medicinal cannabis research, has demonstrated its ability as a promising treatment modality for Huntington's disease (HD) and other metabolic, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.

SPAIN:  Advanced medical research conducted at Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC) as a collaborative effort between Phytoplant Research SL, VivaCell Biotechnology España SL, and Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals has unveiled the potent neuroprotective ability of Δ9-THCA, a phytocannabinoid produced in Cannabis sativa L. The research paper was accepted and published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Read the full article…

New Study Explores The Diversity of Phytocannabinoids of Different Botanical Origin

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An international team of leading researchers have paved the way to exploring the biomedical potential of phytocannabinoids, going beyond the THC structural motif and their occurrence in cannabis. SPAIN: In the first ever attempt to include phytocannabinoids from additional natural sources apart from those derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Córdoba, Read the full article…

Cannabis Smokers’ Clubs Make Barcelona New Amsterdam

Barcelona's city hall has imposed a moratorium on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules on cannabis.

SPAIN:  A FAINT smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint. Welcome to Pachamama — one of the hundreds of cannabis clubs that are making Barcelona rival Amsterdam as a smoker’s haven. With shelves full of books and board games the Read the full article…

'Cannabis Is Not A Drug': Spain's Anti-Drug Czar

Manjón declared that she “came out of the closet of drug prohibition to advocate regulation,” because of the failure of prohibition to reduce cannabis use, according to Spanish daily El Mundo.

SPAIN: Araceli Manjón, currently General Secretary of Madrid’s prestigious Computense University, made the comments while speaking at Expocannabis Hemp Festival 2013, an event for growers and users of cannabis and hemp.