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20th April 2022
Spain: The director of the European Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Alexis Goosdeel, has told the parliamentary Health Committee there is not enough scientific evidence on medical cannabis, press reports. “The scientific base changes rapidly, but it is very fragmented since there is little coherence between the types and products made with cannabis and, in addition, few patients have participated in the studies that have been carried out,” Goosdeel said. However, he admitted that medical cannabis can be beneficial to patients in pain or suffering from certain ailments.
5th April 2022
Spain: The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has reportedly notified the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of an estimated requirement for six tonnes of cannabis this year – ten times the 600 kg that was notified in 2021. Of that, the agency says 66% will be exported and 25% will be destined for the production of medicines that are authorised for use in Spain. Notified estimates in previous years were 400 kg in 2018, and 500 kg in 2019 and 2020.
5th April 2022
Spain: The General Council of Pharmaceutical Associations has asked Parliament to launch a pilot test on medical cannabis, press reports. The organisation wants prescribed cannabis treatments to be dispensed by pharmacies – currently, they can only be dispensed at hospitals. Council president Jesús Aguilar also warned that cosmetics were currently available that made false therapeutic claims “without efficacy or controlled quality, without guarantees and of dubious reliability”.
25th March 2022
24th March 2022
Spain: The single-issue Luz Verde (Green Light) party, which advocates legalisation of both medical and recreational cannabis, can take part in the next general election, press reports. The party was under investigation by the National Court for failure to comply with certain formalities under the political parties act. However, it has now corrected its “formal defects” and the court has set the case aside.
15th March 2022
Spain: The president of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP) has warned of a possible risk to mental health of medicinal cannabis use, press reports. Celso Arango said there was a proven connection between cannabis and mental disorders – in particular, psychosis – and that cannabis use might induce those disorders in people with a predisposition to suffer from them. The parliamentary subcommittee on medical cannabis is due to deliver its conclusions by June after gathering opinions from experts. Those conclusions could be the basis for a medical cannabis regulatory framework.
8th March 2022