Endocannabinology and Problematic Drug Use Specialist | Uruguay
Importance of academic training in the field of Cannabis for Medicinal Use
Dr. Raquel Peyraube
Endocannabinology and Problematic Drug Use Specialist
Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, specialist in Endocannabinology and Problematic Drug Use. Founder and first president of the Uruguayan Society of Endocannabinology (SUEN). Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), member of the International Society for Cannabinoid Research (ICRS) and member of the Editorial Committee of the scientific publications Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids and Latin-American Juournal of Clinical Sciences and Medical Technology (Cannabinoid Medicine section). Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Endocannabinology, Cannabis and Cannabinoids at the National University of Rosario, based at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CEI) and managed by the Foundation for International Studies (FUNPEI).
In her career she was involved in education, prevention, treatment and reduction of harm related to drug use, including innovative theoretical-methodological developments with particular emphasis on ethical aspects.
She was ad hoc advisor to the National Secretariat for Drugs and the Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis, participating in the drafting of Law 19172 that regulates cannabis. Currently, she is an ad hoc advisor to political actors, parliamentarians and government agencies in different countries (Spain, Mexico, France, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, among others).
As a member of Monitor Cannabis Uruguay, he participated in the investigation of law 19172 and is currently a member of other scientific research teams with projects in process (unpublished). He was part of the group of experts working on the elaboration of recommendations for the regulation of cannabis coordinated by the O’Neill Institute of Georgetown University and the Washington Office for Latin America (WOLA).
Recently, she was distinguished by the CES University of Colombia as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Colombian Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis.
She is an active lecturer with over 120 lectures on medical cannabis and cannabis regulatory models. Currently, she is dedicated to clinical practice in Endocannabinology, the development of research protocols, medical education of academic standard, and as a political advisor for the legal regulation of cannabis, towards more efficient, pragmatic models based on scientific evidence and ethics of public health.