First import of medicinal Cannabis authorized by the AEMPS in Spain

The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has authorized Worldpharma Biotech to import Medicinal Cannabis from Portugal. Worldpharma Biotech is a laboratory specialized in the isolation, purification and characterization of active ingredients extracted from plant sources, and from now on it can import GMP certified medicinal cannabis from Portugal to Spain.

Tilray will be the first cannabis company authorized to send medicinal cannabis to Spain, thus including our country in the wide list of countries in the world that receive medicinal cannabis from this company.

Worldpharma, located in the Science Park of the University of Valencia, will develop medicinal cannabis products for clinical trials in Spanish hospitals. These trials will be carried out on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and skin inflammations.

The company is registered in the AEMPS as a manufacturer, importer and distributor of active ingredients for medicines for human use, medicines for veterinary use and raw materials for the manufacture of dermocosmetic products. Among its objectives is the commercialization of Cannabis assets for the development of generic and research drugs.

Its scope of application and high specialization is based on the chemistry of cannabinoid and terpenoid compounds, in particular, their isolation, purification and insertion in dermopharmacy formulations and nanotechnological derivatives of cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

First import of medicinal Cannabis authorized by the AEMPS in Spain

The approval of this operation by the AEMPS reinforces the idea that we are on the way of research and regularization of the use of cannabis-derived products in our country. Also it emphasizes the importance that Spain “is obliged” to take advantage of the innate conditions it has for the cultivation and development of this type of products, just like our neighbouring country.

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Laura Taibo
GMP Consultant