The Argentine Government legalizes the self-cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use

Argentina legalized the controlled self-cultivation of medicinal cannabis, in addition to allowing the sale of oils, creams and other derivatives in authorized pharmacies, according to the new regulation signed by the Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, which was published in the Official Gazette.

It is imperative to create a regulatory framework that allows timely, safe, inclusive and protective access for those who need to use Cannabis as a therapeutic tool, "says the statement.

Among other aspects that stand out from this regulation, the law includes the authorization of personal and network cultivation for users, researchers and patients who register for the National Cannabis Program (Reprocann), of the Ministry of Health.

"Patients may register to obtain the authorization of cultivation for themselves, through a family member, a third person or a civil organization authorized by the Enforcement Authority. Whoever has a medical indication and has subscribed the corresponding informed consent, under the conditions established by the program ", establishes the document.

"The present regulation establishes a specific registry for users who grow cannabis for medicinal, therapeutic and / or palliative purposes, as well as promoting the creation of a network of associated public and private laboratories that guarantee the control of the derivatives produced. "he adds.

The legalization of cannabis is a victory for activists and advocates of its use for medicinal purposes. "Networks were organized and civil organizations were created that currently enjoy not only legal recognition, but also social legitimacy," the statement added.

In addition, the regulation will allow to control the quality of its derivatives, avoid compromising greater damage to health, reduce illegal traffic, and also open a new business in the country, to export and import cannabis-based products.

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