Auto-cannabis growing for medical use is allowed in Argentina

Written by on 13 November, 2020

What many users and cannabis lovers were waiting for finally became reality. The Government of Argentina authorized the auto-cannabis growing for medicinal purposes, will allow the sale of oils, creams and other derivatives of cannabis in authorized pharmacies.

Yes, that’s right, very good news for the thousands of Argentinean users who are looking for cannabis as an alternative to relieve pain and treat various diseases. Stay tuned for more details on this subject.

What does the new presidential decree contemplate?

Until the moment, the law penalized the auto-cannabis growing in Argentina in any concept. However, with the new regulation published in the Official Bulletin of the Argentine Government, medicinal users will be able to carry out this practice.

This decree, signed by President Alberto Fernandez, indicates that: “It is urgent to create a regulatory framework that allows an opportune, safe and inclusive access and protection of those who require using cannabis as a therapeutic tool”.

In this way, patients with various diseases, beyond the refractory epilepsy, will have the opportunity to grow and be treated with this plant, they can also get oils and other derivatives of marijuana in pharmacies established.

In addition, the State seeks to promote the public production of cannabis for medical use and to guarantee access for those patients without medical insurance.

Who can grow medical cannabis?

If you wish to grow your own cannabis for medical purposes, you must register with the Cannabis Program Registry (Reprocann), which will be responsible for issuing the corresponding authorizations. To register you must have a medical indication and have signed the corresponding informed consent.

“Patients can register to obtain the growing authorization for themselves, through a family member, a third person or a civil organization authorized by the Authority of Application,” indicates the text.

The legalization of growing for medicinal purposes in Argentina is a victory for those who have fought for years for the legalization of this plant.



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