Ukrainian Health Ministry Backs Bill Legalizing Cannabis-Based Medicines
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th July, 2023) The Ukrainian Health Ministry is backing a bill proposed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to legalize cannabis-based medicines in the country, Deputy Health Minister Ihor Kuzin said on Friday.
"The health ministry supports this legislative initiative. Drugs in healthcare are used to treat chronic pain ... A large number of countries have already made changes in their legislation. They have recognized it and use it for treatment purposes," Kuzin said during an all-Ukrainian tv marathon.
The deputy minister added that the parliamentary health committee has already supported the bill.
Zelenskyy promised to legalize medical cannabis during his presidential campaign in 2019, but the bill failed to pass the parliament in July 2021. The Ukrainian cabinet backed the president's bid to allow its cultivation and use for medical and scientific purposes in June 2022.