Se­nate OKs cannabis oil

The Dominion Post - - World -

Ar­gentina’s Se­nate has given fi­nal leg­isla­tive ap­proval to a bill le­gal­is­ing the use of cannabis oil and other mar­i­juana de­riv­a­tives for medic­i­nal pur­poses, and set­ting up a reg­u­la­tory frame­work for the state to pre­scribe and dis­trib­ute them to pa­tients. The leg­is­la­tion ap­proved by se­na­tors yes­ter­day also cre­ates a med­i­cal mar­i­juana re­search pro­gram at the Health Min­istry, which must ‘‘guar­an­tee free ac­cess’’ to cannabis oil and other de­riv­a­tives to pa­tients who join the pro­gram. The leg­is­la­tion was passed by the Cham­ber of Deputies ear­lier. Gov­ern­ment agen­cies will be au­tho­rised to grow mar­i­juana for re­search pur­poses and to pro­duce cannabis oil and de­riv­a­tives for pa­tients.

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