We are once again sponsoring the not-for-profit organization the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour this October and we cannot express enough just what a great cause this is. Taking place between the 3rd and the 5th October, cyclists will travel 420 km through the Czech Republic and Austria and ending the tour with a very special appearance at the 10th anniversary of the Cultiva Expo in Vienna.
The Medical Cannabis Bike tour funds independent research into cannabis as a medicine and supports the legal rights of medical marijuana (MMJ) users. Since 2012 when it was first established (and there were only 2 riders – last year there was 80!!!), the tour has gone from strength to strength, raising 350,000€ to allow the expansion of ground-breaking research into the use of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) as a potential cure for cancer patients. This research is carried out by an independent team of scientists from Madrid’s Complutense University and this year they are in the process of finalizing clinical trials which are due to begin very soon in Spain by GEINO (Grupo Español de Investigación en Neurooncología), involving cannabis as first line therapy to treat brain cancer patients in Spanish hospitals.
This year the guys are looking for 100 riders to cycle for their wonderful cause and volunteers to help in the support crew – for more info GO HERE.
We absolutely cannot wait to welcome the arrival of these guys with you in at Cultiva in Vienna where we will be having a trade stand (number P008 – for more info GO HERE) so come and give us a shout and we look forward to seeing you and the brilliant Medical Cannabis Bike Tour there.