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Implementation of medical cannabis legislation remains stagnant

The implementation of legislation on medical cannabis in Cyprus remains stagnant and patients in need of it are crying foul, Philenews reported on Thursday.

It appears that procedures remain stuck on issues related to medical cannabis production and marketing with the Ministry of Health looking for experts again. The goal is to again draft a study that will give answers to raised questions.

The island’s Patients Associations Federation has again protested saying “the delay is dragging on much to the detriment of patients.”

The Federation also called for the separation of production from the importation of medical cannabis in Cyprus and for the simplification of procedures.

“We feel that the main focus of the authorities in Cyprus is the production of medical cannabis and we fully understand it. But they must also give the necessary importance to the immediate importation of medical cannabis for patients that badly need it,” the Federation’s Dimitris Lambrianides told Philenews.

“It is unacceptable to have such delay in the importation and distribution of medical cannabis while everyone recognizes the need for patients with serious conditions to have it,” he added.

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