Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2015 (Day 3)
The final day of the 2015 Medical Cannabis Bike Tour began in the Dutch town of Elst. After two days of sun, the final ride took place on a more familiar summer’s day in northern European… it is gray and there is rain! The final instalment of the bike tour involves 137 km with an early evening arrival in Amsterdam.
This leg of the tour involved riding through some beautiful forests and by lakes and rivers as the pelaton sped towards its final destination.
Amsterdam tourists and locals stopped to cheer and take photos as the riders, assembled from around the world, entered the traffic, riding the final kilometers along city streets for their arrival at the famous Dam Square landmark. The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2015 was fantastic success, the biggest tour to date and a clear indication that cannabis and sport can combine to promote charity and positive change.
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The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for medical cannabis research. The 2015 bike tour raised over 100,000€, through company sponsorship, and is running a crowd funding campaign through Walacea.
A principal focus of the Bike Tour’s campaign is to raise funds to explore the work of a team of scientists from Madrid’s Complutense University (including Dr Manuel Guzman, Dr Guillermo Velasco and Dr Cristina Sanchez).
The scientists are at the forefront of scientific research into the effects of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) on cancer and have been researching their potential as a cannabis treatment for the past 15 years. Their research was first recognized by the scientific community after they published an article in the scientific journal, Nature Magazine in 2000 (titled ‘Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids’).
Watch the full 2015 Medical Cannabis Bike Tour Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8H-R3u8GpA&list=PLOKtjNEuUaQjtmaSCOcG6twlzWUgctTmR
Medical Cannabis Bike tour 2015 – Watch Day 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8H-R3u8GpA
Medical Cannabis Bike tour 2015 – Watch Day 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-I1rsCCtv0
Medical Cannabis Bike tour 2015 – Watch Day 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO8d3vRKoOc
Medical Cannabis Bike tour 2015 – Watch Day 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNR56YiqwRQ
The aim of the medical Cannabis Bike Tour is to raise enough funds for them to test their research in a clinical trial with up to 30 -40 glioma (brain cancer) patients. This trial will be administered by GEINO (The Spanish Group of Neuro-oncological Investigation) in Spanish hospitals. The trial, which will be totally independent, is scheduled to take place at the end of 2015.
Over the past three years, the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour has raised over 250,000€ for research into cannabis and its perceived anti-cancer qualities, which have been documented as slowing tumour growth and killing cancer cells. This money has come from the sponsorship of companies.
2015 sponsors of the MCBT were: Soft Secrets, Alchimia, Jorge Cervantes, IndicaSativa Trade, Anna Greenplace, Barneys Farm, Aptus, Bush Doctor, Pure Sativa, Blue Cash & Carry, Canna, Indras Planet, Canamo Magazine, Herbies Seeds, Amsterdam Seed Center, Sensi Seeds, Mountain High, Hanvfverband, Panoramix, Resin Seeds, Player Group, Attitude Seed Bank, Paradise Seeds, Trimpro, Idogrow, Snail Rolling Papers, Cannabis Magazine, Bushplanet, cannafest, Cultiva, CBD Crew, Cannascope, Dinafem, Dampkring, Plantasur, DNA Genetics,Greenhouse, Grow Magazine, Grow Life, Hemp Trading, Biotabs, Legalizace, Mr Nice, NPK, On Air, Sweet Seeds, Royal Queen Seeds, Thscene Magazine, Positronic Seeds, Seedsman, Weed World, Sowjet, Easy Grow.