Portugal’s influential Doctors’ Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.
With its low-THC and high-CBD products already on sale in Switzerland and France – and soon the UK – Swiss business CBD420 are keen to see clearer regulation around the supply of cannabis.
Epilepsy, nausea caused by chemotherapy, chronic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis are among ailments that can be treated.
Cannabis reform may be coming to the European Union’s most populous country as German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party continue their talks on forming a coalition government.
Companies have begun applying to Denmark’s medicines regulator to grow cannabis plants ahead of the drug becoming legalised for medicinal purposes next year, it’s reported.
As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting from the herb whose trade can spark cold sweats. Report.
Uruguay will allow pharmacies to sell marijuana starting next Wednesday
Doctors will soon be able to prescribe the drug for several medical uses.
Two patients in Sweden have been granted the right to use parts of cannabis plants to relieve chronic pain – the first time the drug has been prescribed for such use.