Medical Marijuana: A New Hope for Ukrainian Soldiers?
New Delhi : A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Ukraine has passed its first hurdle in parliament. If it becomes law, it would allow the use of medical marijuana to treat wounded Ukrainian soldiers and other people with serious illnesses.
This is the second time that a bill to legalize medical marijuana has been introduced in Ukraine. The first bill failed to pass in 2021. However, the war in Ukraine has changed the political landscape, and there is now more support for legalizing medical marijuana.
One of the soldiers who has been advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana is Myhalo Bakalyuk. He was seriously injured by an anti-personnel mine in the war, and he says that the pain medication he was given did not work well. He believes that medical marijuana could help him to manage his pain and improve his quality of life.
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes First Hurdle in Ukraine Parliament
If the bill becomes law, it could also help to boost the economy in Ukraine. The country has a warm climate that is ideal for growing cannabis, and the cultivation of cannabis could create jobs and generate revenue.
The bill still needs to be voted on by parliament one more time before it becomes law. However, there is a good chance that it will pass, and this would be a significant step forward for the medical marijuana movement in Ukraine.
Here are some additional details about the bill:
- The bill would allow the use of medical marijuana for a variety of conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- The bill would also allow the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana.
- The bill would be regulated by the Ministry of Health.