Barcelona May 11 and 12 , 2018
The CANNABMED Congress is the only event in Spain dedicated to education and dialogue on medicinal cannabis. In this second edition, patients will be centre stage and the event will also have special interest for health professionals.
CANNABMED 2018 will enrich the conversation about the regulation of medicinal cannabis and give visibility to the concerns and demands of the affected group.
At the policy-level, we are at a critical juncture after 17 years of waiting for the Parliament of Catalonia to act on a declaration made on April 25, 2001. At that time the Parliament of Catalonia approved a non-legal proposal signed by all parliamentary groups, which called for the Executive Board "to take the necessary steps to authorize the therapeutic use of the cannabis." This lack of action has had significant impacts on people who use medical cannabis, who face stigma and are suffering from this neglect from the state.
The CANNABMED Congress seeks to offer training – based on the best available evidence – to health care professionals that will bridge the gap between patients, activists, scientists, media, and policy-makers. Together we will take a step towards a brighter future where the full potential of medical cannabis can be realized.