Ukraine Cabinet Backs Bill To Legalize Medical Cannabis (7 June 2022)

Ukraine Cabinet Backs Bill To Legalize Medical Cannabis (7 June 2022)

At first glance this may look like an odd priority in the middle of a war. But when one thinks of the physical and mental injuries to both those in the armed forces and civilians it makes perfect sense. Forbes write Ukraine’s Health Minister Viktor Liashko announced on June 7 that the government had backed the bill that would legalize medical cannabis amid the war with Russia. “We understand the negative effects of war on mental health. We understand the number of people who will need medical treatment due to this exposure. And we understand that there is no time to wait,” he wrote on a Facebook post. He also stressed those who campaign against the legalization of medical cannabis in Ukraine deliberately compare cannabis-based medicines with illegal cannabis to negate its medical value as a medicine and to discredit the idea of its use for medical purposes. The bill aims to improve the quality of medical services for the population that undergoes palliative medicine and encourage medical research on cannabis. The bill would expand patients’ access to the necessary treatment for more than 50 conditions, including cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neurological diseases, and chronic pain of neuropathic origin. At the same time, it would provide strict control over the cultivation, production, and sale of medical cannabis products, including authorizations and licenses for the economic activities for the cultivation of cannabis strains for medical purposes and scientific research, as well as a medical cannabis tracking system in order to provide information for all the stages of products’ circulation.   Draft Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning the Regulation of the Circulation of Cannabis Plants for Medical, Industrial Purposes, Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities” February 17, 2022 3157 Draft Law of Ukraine ARV ARV (revised) REFERENCE…

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