Cannabis World Journals Edition No.3 - July 2021

Cannabis World Journals (CWJ), is a digital magazine focused on the most relevant changes happening in the cannabis industry worldwide. It provides insights of legal experts in the cannabis industry’s regulations, business tips to entrepreneurs, investors, and participants. In addition, it seeks to educate medical personnel and scientific researchers as well passionate growers. We want to drive people’s attention to the most updated content in the cannabis world.

United States
Pharmacology University
24 Issues

in this issue

2 min
it’s time to say goodbye to stigma!

The cannabis industry does not stop and this is frequently reflected in the different headlines of the media around the world. The media agenda is a reflection of what society is facing or could face in the future. The public opinion is formed by the influence of the media, which is why people are becoming more and more aware of the benefits offered by the Cannabis sativa plant. A few years ago, cannabis was mostly known for its highly psychoactive compound, THC; nowadays a large part of the world population knows that the plant contains various compounds with therapeutic properties that can help alleviate symptoms even in chronic diseases. In other words, the cannabis plant has positioned itself in the therapeutic area, which is why a large number of experts describe…

2 min
the role of medical cannabis in neuropathic pain

Out of all the people suffering from pain in the world, approximately 20% suffer from pain of neuropathic origin; this type of pain has been defined as pain caused by an injury or disease of the somatosensory nervous system (Pain. 2016; 157 (8): 1599-1606). Causes of neuropathic pain include: infections, post-herpetic neuralgia, nerve entrapment, diabetes, alcoholism, HIV, vitamin B deficiencies, peripheral neuropathy, phantom pain, stroke, chronic inflammation, cancer, and more. The most common symptoms are chronic or paroxysmal and include burning sensations, stabbing, shooting, sharp and intense pain, numbness, tingling, electricity, painful anesthesia, allodynia (abnormal perception of pain born from a stimulus that is usually painless). The traditional management for the treatment of neuropathic pain is through the underlying cause, the application of tricyclic antidepressants such as Amitriptyline, SNRI antidepressants such…

3 min
the genetics behind cannabis varieties

A <<pure variety>> is one that has grown in the wild without human intervention, one that has not been crossed and/or hybridized with other cannabis parents. These can sometimes be considered as native subspecies of a geographical area, which naturally developed growth patterns, genotypes, phenotypes and unique chemicals, that led to a high heterogeneity in their traits with genetic traces dating back more than 10,000 years. By including the plant in his consumption, man began to use domestication techniques to create the first anthropological crosses. Similarly, the first varieties found are the "LANDRACES" which refer to varieties originating in specific places such as India (e.g. Hindu kush), Mexico (e.g. Acapulco gold), Colombia (e.g. Punto rojo), among others. Landraces can be considered the first line of domesticated cannabis, they are the genetic…

10 min
interview with mateo mantovanni pharmacist, cannabis professional

Conversation with Matteo Mantovanni. Pharmacist at San Carlo Pharmacy, Ferrara, Italy Cannabis World Journals had a pleasant conversation with Matteo Mantovanni, who is a pharmacist in Ferrara, an Italian city belonging to the Emilia-Romagna region. It is one of the few pharmacies in the country that prepares cannabis-based magisterial formulations for its patients. In this interview he shares his experience and lets us know what Italian legislation and regulation is like for therapeutic cannabis. -Good morning Matteo, to start we would like to know about your experience, could you tell us as a pharmacist, what has been your experience with medical cannabis? Well, first of all, in Italy pharmacies have a Galenic laboratory, in which medicines can be prepared, especially those that are not on the market because the active principle is not…

2 min
united states: delta-8 thc boom and controversies

For some people, the cannabinoid delta-8 THC is still unknown, however; in the United States, it has recently caused a series of legal controversies in some of states. Before detailing them, we know that this compound is only one of the more than 100 identified cannabinoids that the cannabis plant offers. The main advantages of the other compounds is that their psychoactive properties are lower than those of delta-9-THC and they also induce fewer anxiety events in high doses. Additionally, according to the US National Cancer Institute, delta-8-THC has antiemetic properties (reduces vomiting and nausea), stimulates appetite, fights anxiety and has analgesic properties. Despite its therapeutic benefits, its growing popularity has been counteracted by legislative measures in several states. There are already at least 12 states that have banned the use of…

2 min
pandemic, cannabis and the the potential to recover from crisis

Even though the coronavirus has slowed down much of the commercial activity worldwide, the cannabis industry in different parts of Latin America has had no rest in its evolution process, maintaining its international rising cycle between 2020 and 2021 in the midst of so many closures and restrictions caused by the virus. In this sense, the Latin American territory has two great advantages for the development of the industry: cost and history. It is well known that cannabis has been present in cultures of countries such as Brazil, the Caribbean islands, and Colombia. Likewise, it should be remembered that Uruguay was the first to take the step to legalize the plant and has prospered in its exports of cannabis flower to countries like Switzerland in the midst of the pandemic crisis. It…