Spain does not have an official government medical cannabis program and the prescription and commercialisation of medical cannabis are still illegal in Spain. When recently questioned about the absence of a medical cannabis program by a member of the Congress of Deputies, Josune Gorospe, a government spokesperson responded that the level of “available evidence” is “insufficient to recommend its generalised (medical) use”.
Currently, Spain has five authorised medical cannabis companies for production purposes – four of them for exporting their products and one for clinical trials. President of the Spanish Medical Cannabis Observatory, Carola Perez is disappointed that Spanish cannabis is not available for and sold to local patients. She can see that patients in Spain observe how Spanish-grown cannabis has helped patients in other countries improve their quality of life.
The latest company to help pioneer the medical cannabis landscape in Spain is Medical Plants S.L.U. As of September 16th, 2020, the AEMPS (Spanish Drug and Healthcare Products Agency) which is attached to the Spanish Ministry of Health, authorised Spanish company, Medical Plants S.L.U to cultivate, grow and process medical cannabis flowers to obtain the necessary batches for the validation of the process of manufacturing active narcotic substances (cannabis) for medical purposes.
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