BRACE YOURSELF MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO BE LEGALIZED IN S.A
What many thought was a hoax turns out to be very much based in reality. It’s been three years since the medical Innovation Bill was submitted to Parliament by the late Mario Ambrosini and a few days ago the Portfolio Committee of Health, who is in charge of this bill, finally made an announcement about what has been the most talked about aspect of it, medical cannabis.
Government will soon regulate medical cannabis for prescribed health conditions.
Speaking after the announcement by the Medicines Control Council and the Department of Health in Parliament today, Mr Singh of the IFP said, “This heralds a great step forward for public access and research into the use of medicinal cannabis. I feel a great sense of relief.
I must thank the Department for taking up this issue with such passionate concern for our people. What matters now is that the Department ensures that access to medicinal cannabis will not be restricted to the rich, but that anyone who needs it will be able to afford it, and get it.”
The Department has indicated that the new regulatory framework could be available as early as the end of January 2017 for stakeholder comment, and could be implemented as soon as April 2017.