"From a therapeutic point of view the implications for the future of cannabinoids in therapeutics will, for example, for the treatment of cancer pain, neuropathic pain (diabetic neuropathy inclusive), rheumatoid arthritis pain, nausea and vomiting, anorexia, and so on. .., "said Dr. Jordi Camarasa, president of the Catalan Society of Pharmacology at the Academy of Medical Sciences de la Salut i de Catalunya i de Balears.

"Although cannabis initially proposed as a therapy for vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, the role of cannabinoids in therapeutics is much broader and quite sure that in coming years will widen even more pain as having the common denominator" , explained Dr. Jordi Camarasa, president of the Catalan Society of Pharmacology at the Academy of Medical Sciences de la Salut i de Catalunya i de Balears day that celebrated the present and future therapeutic implications of cannabinoids.

"The field of potential therapeutic implications of cannabinoids is extremely broad, as each day are discovering new implications of cannabinoid receptors," continued Dr. Camarasa. "From the point of view of future therapeutic implications of cannabinoids in therapeutics will, for example, for the treatment of cancer pain, neuropathic pain (diabetic neuropathy inclusive), rheumatoid arthritis pain, nausea and vomiting, anorexia."

Currently, in Spain a product is only approved cannabinoid derivatives for the problems of muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis, which affects 60% of these patients, but, as stressed by Dr. Camarasa, "is being carried out many indications for future clinical trials. "

In Catalonia, the starting gun of the therapeutic use of cannabis occurs in 2001 when the association Agate breast cancer patients make a formal request for the legalization. In 2004 it launched the Pilot Program of the Department of Health aimed to study the therapeutic use of cannabis in the treatment of certain diseases. "From that moment he conducted several tests, including for the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids in neuropathy muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients," summarized Dr. Camarasa.