Ukraine: Bill on legalization of medical cannabis registered in parliament

The Verkhovna Rada has registered a bill submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers on expanding access to medical cannabis drugs for the treatment of a number of diseases.

According to Ukrinform, the draft law, No. 7457, regulates the circulation of cannabis plants for medical, industrial purposes, scientific and technical activities to create conditions for expanding patients' access to the necessary treatment of cancer and post-traumatic stress disorders caused by the war, establishes strict control over the cultivation, production, and sale of drugs. The text of the bill has been published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.

The Verkhovna Rada envoy in the Constitutional Court, MP Olha Sovhyria, said on Telegram that activities on the circulation of such drugs would be subject to licensing only at the facilities and premises specified in the license.

Activities on the cultivation and (or) use of medicinal cannabis plants can be carried out only by legal entities if they have the appropriate license within the quotas set by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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