Argentina Province of Chubut Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is about to become a part of the public health care system in the southern Argentinean province of Chubut – making it the first jurisdiction in South America to allow cannabis into the healthcare system.

A report from the Buenos Aires Herald indicates that Governor Mario Das Neves recently designed a piece of legislation that will allow a non-intoxicating strain of cannabis oil to be distributed in public hospitals for patients requiring treatment for epilepsy. The bill has already received approval from the legislature and has become law.

Although the bill was created to provide epilepsy patients with access to cannabidiol (CBD), its language also extends the use of this popular cannabinoid (explicitly mentioning the brand Charlotte’s Webs) to “other pathologies that the provincial health minister deems appropriate.”

The oil will be manufactured in the United States.

Interestingly, unlike the medical marijuana programs that we have grown...

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