Italy at the forefront of medical cannabis

On 18 September 2014, the Ministers of Defence and of Health signed a memorandum for a pilot project of "domestic production of substances and herbal preparations made from cannabis' for medical and scientific purposes. For the cultivation of plants a military pharmaceutical factory in Florence was chosen for the "skills of military and civilian personnel" and "manufacturing capabilities and quality control of its pharmaceutical industry," combined with the "security level of an army".

As in 2010 when Senator Donatella Poretti radical Berlusconi had urged the government to favor such a deal - our agenda during the adoption of the law on palliative care was met with a favorable opinion of Giovanardi! - The idea that a drug would be produced by the military in the closest monopoly never convinced me. I had to change my mind since the beginning of August, I visited the Institute of Florence. I discovered a reality...

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