Panama Denies Approval of Marijuana for Medicinal Use

On social media, an image on the alleged enactment of Law 14 of May 19, 2016 is circulating, which regulates the activities and use of controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes and in which allegedly the use of medicinal marijuana is approved in Panama.

Immediately the Ministry of Health (MoH), issued a statement clarifying that Law 14 does not include approval of, nor legalizes marijuana, or coca for medicinal use.
In the statement, the MoH, clarified that the document refers to substances such as narcotics, sleeping pills, and painkillers. He also explained that Act 14 dates since 1954 and now in 2016 an amendment was made, but that does not change the requirements stated above; also they added that their main objective in Panama is the regulation and updating of approved drugs such as opioids to control insomnia, with...

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