Macedonia: Parliament Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Date: 13 Jan 19 posted by Christeson

A Macedonian Parliament Health Committee gave its approval on Tuesday to amend the law on control of drugs and psychotropic substances, that would allow the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes.”

“The need to change this law comes from the requests of patients who want to have the option to use naturally derived cannabis products, under strict supervision. The amendments would allow patients to have access to strictly controlled products, improving on the current situation when some patients use unverified products without any supervision regarding the dosage,” said Stojanco Stojkovski, State Secretary in the Health Ministry, which proposed the changes to the law.

Representatives of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM opposition parties welcomed this proposal.

VMRO's Saso Vasilevski said relatives diagnosed with cancer had used cannabis derivatives bought on the black market and would support the legitimization of similar products. Alen Georgiev, of the SDSM, said the changes should be made as soon as possible.

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