US Cannabis Firm Partners With Spanish Research Group

The partnership aims to transform cannabis medical markets across Europe. Image: Front Range Bio

A hi-tech American cannabis research company has partnered with a centre in Barcelona to undertake cannabis genetics and breeding.

Front Range Biosciences Announces International Technology Licensing Agreement with The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain.

Front Range Biosciences and the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) won one of eight licences granted by the Spanish Agency of Medicine and Sanitary Products to work with cannabis.

Spain was one of the first European countries to decriminalize the personal use and cultivation of cannabis for self-consumption. Although cannabis has not been legalised for medical or recreational use, the country’s Ministry of Health has authorised organizations to cultivate, process and test cannabis and hemp plants for medical purposes.

“CRAG is a world class research centre, and we are pleased to extend our partnership with them by introducing technologies and services that will transform cannabis medical markets across Europe,” said Dr Jonathan Vaught, Co-founder and CEO of Front Range Biosciences said on June 4.

“The expanded partnership leverages the technological expertise of FRB and the research capabilities and reach of CRAG to accelerate the adoption of cannabis for therapeutic uses in Spain and across the European Union,” added Jose Luis Riechmann, Director of CRAG.

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