Five global developments in medical cannabis

Five global developments in medical cannabis
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Major developments in medical cannabis are happening across the globe, but while some countries are taking giant leaps forward, others appear to be taking a step back. Cannabis is booming in Europe with the medical industry expected to reach a value of $4.2 billion by 2027. Elsewhere, Canada and the United States continue to lead the way in their approach to law reform, with increasing numbers of countries starting to follow in their footsteps. Thailand became the latest state to legalise cannabis, removing it from the country’s list of prohibited substances earlier this month. Spain is finally set to legalise medical cannabis, meanwhile, law courts in Brazil have shown progression, following a court case that ruled in favour of three patients cultivating their own plants at home. Hong Kong, however, has taken a step backwards in its approach to cannabis-based products, with law enforcement authorities proposing a ban on all CBD products. We’ve rounded up the latest developments you might have missed. Spain moves toward legalising medical cannabis Patients in Spain will likely soon be able to access medical cannabis in hospital and health centre pharmacies, for a  conditions, including chronic pain related to multiple sclerosis, some forms of epilepsy, those who suffer from nausea and vomiting derived from chemotherapy and cancer pain. On 30 May, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) introduced a bill to legalise medical cannabis in the country. According to local media, The Canary News, the Subcommittee on Medicinal Cannabis in the Congress of Deputies approved the bill on Tuesday 21 June to regulate the therapeutic use of cannabis. However this is limited to a few conditions and will not include cannabis flower. Spain has decriminalised recreational cannabis for personal cultivation and use, but has yet to enact a medical cannabis law. Hong Kong proposes ban…

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