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Ukraine's Acting Health Minister endorses legalization of medical cannabis

The substance, used as a painkiller in cases of tough diseases, is legal in half of U.S. states, Australia and Canada
23:58, 31 January 2019

unian.net

Ulyana Suprun, Acting Health Minister of Ukraine urges for the legalization of medical cannabis in Ukraine. The official claims that access to certain medications based on this substance would help implement their right for medical assistance. Suprun posted that on Facebook. 

According to Suprun, medical cannabis helps to relieve the pain and help the patients suffering tough diseases. The use of this substance is considered normal in medical practices in some countries. It is legal in half of U.S. states, Australia and Canada. In Israel, Macedonia, Romania and Puerto Rico, medical cannabis is only legal when it comes to patients who suffer from incurable illnesses.   

Unlike the regular cannabis, the medical cannabis contains cannabinoids. It has no psychoactive effects, working as a painkiller and a sedative. Medical cannabis can be administered through a variety of methods, including capsules, lozenges, tinctures, dermal patches, oral or dermal sprays, cannabis edibles, and vaporizing or smoking dried buds. Synthetic cannabinoids are available for prescription use in some countries, such as dronabinol and nabilone.

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