By / October 3, 2019

The need for legal cannabis in Ukraine

The need for legal cannabis in Ukraine is huge. According to the draft law, in order to buy legal cannabis in Ukraine, you must have a special permit.

Medical cannabis is now legal in 44 countries including Poland and the Czech Republic, the closest countries to Ukraine. Some Ukrainians bring legal cannabis from these countries or from the United States.

In Ukraine, people can only purchase cannabis-based drugs. One gram costs 250-300 UAH on the black market.

Special permit for medical cannabis

Therefore, in order to launch a legal market, politicians must address three main issues. To open up the market for medicine, give permission for scientific research and settle the issue of medical cannabis cultivation.

“Total drug addiction is impossible,” said the Association of Medical Cannabis. The medicine does not give the effect that drug addicts are looking for.

Legal cannabis in Ukraine could mean more cannabis-based drugs
In order to buy medicines based on cannabis, you must have a special permit. (Source)

Many patients need legal cannabis in Ukraine

More than 2 million people with serious illnesses need medical cannabis to alleviate their conditions in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Health supports the use of medical cannabis in Ukraine, which will help a large number of patients.

Like elsewhere, in Ukraine, people with severe diseases require the use of medical cannabis to relieve pain.

This will help more than 2 million patients who could now benefit from it.

Ulyana Suprun, acting Minister of Health, believes that the people’s deputies will vote to allow the use of medical cannabis.

“I hope that maybe deputies will vote for this bill soon. If not, then under the new Verkhovna Rada. We support this bill,” said Suprun.

The battle for legal cannabis in Ukraine

The reaction of ordinary Ukrainians to the words “hemp” or “cannabis” is predictable and unambiguous. The usual response is that cannabis is a drug, drugs are bad, and everyone knows about it.

However, if you look at the world and its development, it is very difficult to break down stereotypes and move forward.

Over the past few years, scientists who are researching cannabis have discovered the unique healing properties of this plant. The results led to a massive change in legislation in many Western countries.

Earlier people got fines for cultivation, storage and use of cannabis products, along with community service and even imprisonment.

Today, legislators in the United States of America, Canada, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, and other countries of the Western world adopt more tolerant laws.

Legal cannabis in Ukraine capital of Kiev.
In Ukraine, a huge number of sick people suffer from pain, without receiving at all (or with great difficulty) effective painkillers. (Source)

Why cannabis legalization is a good thing

The most active development of cannabis-based drugs are in the United States, Canada, and Israel.

Long-term research has allowed scientists to develop truly effective drugs that fight serious illnesses. Alas, Ukrainian scientists still do not have the opportunity to participate in this process. This is because Ukraine has banned the use of cannabis.

In the United States, for example, quite a few states (among them the largest state in the country, California) have made changes to the legislation on soft drugs, thereby legalizing them. Canada and other countries went the same way.

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