Ukraine’s Zelensky Signs Medical Cannabis Bill To Help Those Suffering From Trauma Amid War With Russia



Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, signed a bill that legalizes medical cannabis on Wednesday, reiterating his earlier stance on the issue, reported Reuters.

The move follows the Ukrainian Parliament successfully unblocking the approval of a medical marijuana legalization bill in January.

Ukraine’s unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada’ passed the bill in December in a 248-16 vote. However, the measure hit a roadblock shortly thereafter when the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) parliamentary faction obstructed the bill’s approval.

The new law that mentions cancer and war-induced PTSD as conditions for which medical cannabis could be prescribed to patients, will become effective within six months of its formal publication. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health will set up rules for …

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