Government takes first real step towards legalising cannabis in Malta

Malta's cabinet has approved a law that allows the use of medicinal cannabis products in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced at a meeting in Santa Venera.

This approved law will now go to Parliament to be debated by both sides of the house.

A major change that this approved law proposes is that all doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to their patients. As the law stands currently, only specialists can prescribe medicinal cannabis, and in reality, very few people have been able to successfully have it prescribed in Malta, making medicinal cannabis legal in theory but inaccessible in practice.

As the law stands today, only specialists can prescribe medicinal cannabis, and in reality, very few people have been able to successfully have it prescribed in Malta, making medicinal cannabis legal in theory but inaccessible in practice.

The new law will make it much easier for...

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