Argentina legalises use of marijuana for medical and therapeutic purposes

Earlier, the healthcare regulators in Brazil issued the country's first license for sale of an oral spray which is extracted from marijuana

In a recent development, the Argentina lawmakers gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalising cannabis for manufacturing medical and scientific substances. As per the legalisation clause, marijuana oil has been permitted for medicinal use the federal government has permitted to marijuana cultivation for research and therapeutic purposes.

Once the measure signed by President Mauricio Macri, it will become law. It was Mauricio Macri’s Cambiemos party which sponsored the bill.

“Thirty percent of epileptics do not respond to traditional medicine,” medical doctor Ana María García Nicora, who heads the Medical Cannabis Argentina group, told local television after the Senate’s final vote on the measure.

“My daughter has had epilepsy for 24 years and this is an option for her,” she said.

In the countries like Chile and Colombia laws similar to the neighbouring nation, Uruguay has been followed in order to legalise smoking marijuana. This step has been taken just to eradicate the business run by the mafias and criminals in the small South American nation.

However, in Peru, a bill approving the use of cannabis oil is pending in the nation’s Congress. Earlier in January, the healthcare regulators in Brazil issued the country’s first license for sale of an oral spray which is extracted from marijuana so that it could be used for medical purpose. This spray is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

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