Cannabis News South America


on July 11, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

The possible effects of medical cannabis on public health — a pharmacist’s perspective, Part 1

by Rohan McNellie Cannabis is a generic medical term that refers to drugs derived from plants belonging to the genus cannabis. Cannabis-based medicine refers to cannabis or cannabinoids used as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis. Cannabis has an interesting legal status currently and a diverse historical legal status. Presently it is listed as a controlled substance (Schedule 1). Although many states allow for medical use, the US Schedule 1 Federal status does not allow for medical use. So what does this mean for medical-legal states in the US? Under the...

by Rohan McNellie Cannabis is a generic medical term that refers to drugs derived from plants belonging to the genus cannabis. Cannabis-based medicine refers to cannabis or cannabinoids used as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. Hemp...

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on July 8, 2017 in Cannabis News South America Featured

CBD and the Endocannabinoid System: Latest Research and Health Benefits

While many people know about the high you get from cannabis (delivered almost exclusively by its THC component), there is often less focus on the medicinal benefits. For those suffering from a wide range of complaints, from cancer and arthritis to depression and epilepsy, this is, however, the most important aspect of the plant. The good news is that research is starting to back up what many users have been saying over the last couple of decades. Cannabis, particularly CBD, has important health benefits. What is CBD? Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. In...

While many people know about the high you get from cannabis (delivered almost exclusively by its THC component), there is often less focus on the medicinal benefits. For those suffering from a wide range of complaints, from cancer and...

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on July 8, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

By Nick Miroff In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note required. If that sounds like an attempt to create a stoner republic on the South Atlantic, would-be tourists should know a few things. Uruguay is the world’s first country to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. But under its strict rules, there will be no Amsterdam-style smoking cafes, and foreigners won’t have access to the national stash....

By Nick Miroff In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note...

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on July 5, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

New Survey Says More Women Than Men Admitted Daily Cannabis Use

Now, more than ever, cannabis lovers are coming forward to openly discuss their use. As the stigma surrounding cannabis continues to be torn down and discredited, people are eager to show their support of a plant that has helped so many. Whether it’s smoking a joint to take the edge off after a long day or using a CBD oil to replace harsher prescription drugs, the new-age daily cannabis consumer isn’t just chasing a high. Their expressing their right to make a medical decision and the emerging dominant demographic might surprise you. Facts don’t lie With medical and recreational cannabis...

Now, more than ever, cannabis lovers are coming forward to openly discuss their use. As the stigma surrounding cannabis continues to be torn down and discredited, people are eager to show their support of a plant that has helped...

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on July 2, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Argentina Hosts First Medical Marijuana Congress

The First Argentine Congress on Cannabis and Health was held last week at the National University of La Plata (UNLP), bringing together academics, activists, cultivators and patients from across the Southern Cone country. The focus was on expanding the extremely limited medical marijuana law passed in Argentina earlier this year. At the opening ceremony, held in an auditorium within La Plata’s provincial legislature building, UNLP president Raúl Perdomo pledged to “work to make the regulations for the recently approved law include the national universities in cultivation and research.” The law, as currently written, restricts all cultivation to two government agencies—the National Council for Scientific and Technical...

The First Argentine Congress on Cannabis and Health was held last week at the National University of La Plata (UNLP), bringing together academics, activists, cultivators and patients from across the Southern Cone country. The focus was on expanding the extremely limited...

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on June 21, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Brazilian drug agency acknowledges cannabis as medical substance

Xinhua News Agency RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazilian drug registration agency Anvisa announced its decision Tuesday to acknowledge Cannabis sativa – marijuana – as a medical substance. The inclusion of cannabis in the list of recognized drugs, medicinal herbs and other substances of interest to the medical sector does not mean drugs with cannabis are automatically allowed in the country, or that cannabis can be used as a medical herb in all circumstances, Anvisa said. Now, cannabis can possibly be included in the list of ingredients of drugs seeking official authorization by the agency, which means that the sale of...

Xinhua News Agency RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazilian drug registration agency Anvisa announced its decision Tuesday to acknowledge Cannabis sativa – marijuana – as a medical substance. The inclusion of cannabis in the list of recognized drugs, medicinal herbs and...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Chileans Grow Own Medical Marijuana as Weed Ban Loosens

Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. In 2015, Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana, following a wave of other Latin American nations that are slowly making the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of cannabis easier. Earlier in May, pharmacies in the capital city of Santiago began selling cannabis-based medicines, the first time such treatments have been offered by drugstores in Latin America. Boosters of the plant are making sure Chileans with chronic pain have the know-how to grow marijuana, even...

Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. In 2015, Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana, following a wave of other...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Uruguay delays legalized sale of marijuana until 2015

 People take part in a demo for the legalization of marijuana in front of the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pablo Porciuncula) ​Uruguay has delayed the legalized sale of marijuana until next year due to complications in implementing the new law, according to comments made by President José Mujica on Wednesday. The small South American nation has become the face of progressive views on the consumption of marijuana. Despite moves to legalize the country’s cannabis market – a move which was approved in December – Mujica told AFP that sales to consumers would...

 People take part in a demo for the legalization of marijuana in front of the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pablo Porciuncula) ​Uruguay has delayed the legalized sale of marijuana until next year...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News South America

Medical marijuana gains ground in South America

Three South American countries have issued policies to regulate cannabis use for medical or recreational purposes. In recent weeks, firm steps have been taken to legalise the controversial plant in the region. This also opens new opportunities for research into its therapeutic and pharmacological properties. But the measures are still the subject of debate among scientists, who have mixed views about legalisation and the need for clinical trials as well as control measures. To date, research has shown that at least 45 different pathologies do not respond to conventional medicine, but they respond to cannabis. Colombia and Argentina have issued...

Three South American countries have issued policies to regulate cannabis use for medical or recreational purposes. In recent weeks, firm steps have been taken to legalise the controversial plant in the region. This also opens new opportunities for research into...

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