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In March 2019, the seventh edition of the World Cannabis Conferences will be held together with Spannabis. In this new edition we will have the presence of scientific, medical and political personalities; as well as relevant agents of the cannabis sector.The World Canabis Conferences have become a reference event thanks to the transmission of advances and efforts carried out in the field of cannabis. Through thematic blocks in forum format, and also specific conferences, we intend to delve into the different dimensions of this controversial plant.We continue believing that it is essential to approach regulation from an international perspective, to analyze in depth the problems experienced by our own country, to approximate the scientific perspective for a better understanding of the potential and viability of standardization, and to understand the medical needs of sick people and the progress that is being made despite the prohibition.The World Cannabis Conferences will be held in a framework of reflection in which the attendees will have the possibility of being part of the debate and transfer their questions to the speakers.
15 Friday11:30 am - 12:00 amOpening & welcome
Speaker:Oier Aizpurua Pierre-Antoine Aulas12:30 – 13:15Blooming CBDDinafemHistory of CBD, mechanism of action (ECS) and pharmacological effects. About breeding: breeding program focusing on high THC strains for recreational purpose and development of new CBD strains for medical/recreational market. Conclusions: entourage effect of other cannabinoids and terpenes and matching strains with effects (chemotype-based breeding programs).
13:30 – 14:30Speaker:Ana Rodríguez Xavi PetitCannabis CuisineHash Marihuana & Hemp MuseumThe cannabis plant is mainly known for its potent flowers, which can be smoked, but it is also proving to be a versatile source of nutrition.During this year’s World Cannabis Conferences, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum organizes a cooking show in which the museum’s manager Ana Rodríguez and chef Xavi Petit set the table for a contemporary dinner full of hemp.
15:30 – 16:45Speaker:Virginia Montañés Omar Figueroa Alex Pasternack Adam JacquesUnited States“From leader of the anti-drug war to a cannabis multinational”In a few years, the United States went from leading the war against drugs to champion the cannabis industry at international level. During the round table, we will discuss the current situation in the country and the advantages and disadvantages of its regulatory process.
17:00 – 18:00Speaker:Juan Ignacio Moreno (Podemos) Marta de LuxánThe Law of Cannabis sativa L.“The best possible law for our system?”Analysis of the laws in force at this time. The different political objectives of the different countries. The Spanish proto-regulation as a global model. The fundamental rights, the individual and the businesses around the plant. The effects on the ideological bases of international psychotropic rules.
18:15 – 19:30Speaker:Gabriel MiróHéctor Brotons Albert Bernardo SorianoPatricia AmiguetSpanish RegulationIn this table, will be exposed some of the main regulatory perspectives that our country has. Given the paradigm change at the international level, the question becomes clear: How will regulation be in Spain? Will it respect the rights of individuals and groups?
16 Saturday11:30 am - 12:00 amOpening & welcome
12:30 – 13:15Speaker:Marihuana Televisión Undergrow TVBoris PetisDra. WeedCannabis Televisions 2.0Marijuana On Air!, between freedom and censorshipThis block highlights the information and communication channels cannabis, hand in hand with the most famous youtubers and specialized audiovisual media. We will talk about freedom and censorship 2.0, as well as the new ways of communicating about the plant and the present and future challenges facing professionals in this sector.
13:30 – 14:30Speaker:Cristina SánchezDaniel Jiménez Òscar ParésManual to hack the prohibitionCANNABMED by ICEERSICEERS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of the relationship between society and psychoactive plants. We try to get this by focusing on the most sensitive debates on the globalization of cannabis, ayahuasca, iboga and other ethnobotanical plants.CANNABMED project was built at the intersection of science, politics and education. In this presentation we will introduce the main results of each of the fronts that seek to open a gap in prohibitionist policies.
15:30 – 16:45Speaker:Jorge Soto Vagelis MitsisMariano Garcia de PalauThe Science of CannabinoidsEspecially during the last years, the different cannabinoids that the cannabis plant has, have taken much prominence in scientific research and therapeutic practice. In this block we will see in which way the importance of quantifying these cannabinoids materializes, and how they interact with our organism.
17:00 – 18:00Speaker:Eduardo Van den Eynde Fernando CaudevillaCancer and Cannabis“Benefits of using cannabis as a palliative for cancer treatments (personal experience)”“Diagnosed lung adenocarcinoma in 2011, I have received thoracic surgery and multiple treatments with conventional chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and second line treatments, after relapse, with intravenous and oral chemotherapy (currently). As a user of cannabis, the talk will approach the benefits of its use as a palliative for the main adverse effects of the highly aggressive treatments of the disease”.
18:15 – 19:30Speaker:José Carlos Bouso Carlos Leiva Tommaso BruscoliniMedical CannabisWithin the legislative situation that cannabis lives in Spain, there is a group that is particularly prejudiced: medicinal users. This block will discuss the political, scientific and administrative challenges that medical cannabis is facing in our country, as well as personal and professional experiences about this.