Croatia Latest Country to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Croatia has passed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering from illnesses such as AIDs, multiple sclerosis and cancer, reports the Associated Press.

Cannabis will only be allowed when prescribed by a doctor, and it remains illegal to grow the plant at home. It also remains illegal to consume the drug without a prescription or for recreational purposes.

Prescriptions will be valid for 30 days, and patients can be issued a maximum of 7.5 grams of cannabis per prescription.

According to Health Minister Sinisa Varga, cannabis will be available in Croatian pharmacies within the next few weeks. Because the law just came into effect on Thursday, there are currently no registered medicines in Croatia containing THC.

Sources:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/croatia-legalizes-medical-marijuana-34493945

http://news.yahoo.com/croatia-allows-marijuana-medical-114920214.html

Photo Credit: Michael Caven

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