A Maltese family doctor campaigning for looser medical marijuana laws will start offering free cannabis classes to the public as of next Friday. Andrew Agius’ aim is to educate the public on the facts of both medical and recreational marijuana by presenting evidence-based studies and testimonials from medical professionals. The course is called ‘Kannatalim’, a merge of the Maltese words kannabis (cannabis) and taghlim (education).
The hour-long lessons will be held every Friday, with the location rotating every week between Agius’ Pain Clinic in Paola and the Pure Living Centre in Sliema, run by Trevor Diacono. The lessons in Paola will be held in Maltese, while the Sliema ones will be held in English.The first lesson will be held on 1 September at 3pm at the Pain Clinic, and will be a general introduction to the topic and the legal situation in Malta.
The clinic can only accommodate ten guests, but the lesson will be streamed live on its Facebook page. Agius will invite a range of guest speakers to the lessons, depending on the topic of the day, with the first ones scheduled to be psychiatrist Anton Grech and neuroscientist Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni.