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The deputies of the Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday, 11 October, adopted amendments to legalize the drugs with the content of hemp. About it reports Delfi.
As noted, amendments to the law on the control of medicines voted 90 parliamentarians, and three abstained.
“Sputnik Lithuania” indicates that cannabis for medical purposes will be able to use patients with multiple sclerosis, severe epilepsy, suffering from HIV or AIDS, and cancer. Control of medications is strictly regulated.
Amendments to the law will come into force on may 1, 2019. Now in Lithuania the use of cannabis for medical purposes is prohibited.
The author of the idea to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes, member Mykolas Mayauskas, pointed out that the amendments do not provide that “”grass” will be available in the pharmacy that can be buy and to smoke in front of the disco”. “[The amendment] clearly [show] that was in the European Union medicines with the content of hemp under the strict supervision of a doctor will prescribed to patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, cancer and autoimmune diseases,” the MP said, calling the amendments a historic decision.
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