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Tue
14
Jun

Russian war might be push Ukraine needs to legalize marijuana

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While recreational cannabis remains illegal in Ukraine, the country is slowly moving towards legalizing the plant’s medicinal use.

The Russian war has affected the mental health of many Ukrainians, something that might push the country to legalize medical marijuana.

On Tuesday, Ukraine’s Minister of Healthcare, Viktor Liashko, wrote on Facebook that the cabinet had approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis, allowing the drug to treat a variety of conditions, among them, the trauma enacted by the war.

“We understand the negative effects of war on mental health. We understand the number of people who will need medical treatment due to this exposure. And we understand that there is no time to wait,” reads the post.

Tue
05
Apr

Ukrainian cannabis community standing strong against Russian invasion

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The small but growing cannabis community in Ukraine is standing strong with their country as the nation resists an unprovoked invasion from Russia.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine now in its second month, the Ukrainian people have time and again shown their determination to keep their nation a free and independent country. Ukraine’s military and civilian soldiers who have joined the fight continue to repel the invasion from entering the capital of Kyiv, while last week the Russian aggressors announced a change of strategy in the face of mounting losses.

Fri
25
Mar

How the cannabis industry is showing up for those in need in Ukraine

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Sitting this one out is not an option.

As the war in Ukraine carries on, much of the free world is standing behind the country and its leaders, as its citizens and military battle Russian aggression. Their way of life, their livelihoods, their culture and people are being wiped out; their independence is at stake. 

We’ve seen industries from all corners of the world band together to show their support in various ways, and it’s no surprise the cannabis community has rallied around the cause. Unlike other industries having supply chain disruptions due to the war, the cannabis industry in the U.S. is mostly unscathed. But that doesn’t mean it’s untouched. 

Mon
08
Feb

Ukraine Is Taking Steps To Figure Out The Future of Medical Cannabis

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Last year, Ukraine circulated a poll, supported by the country’s president, that showed most people in the nation currently support medical cannabis in some form or another. Now, most politicians are backing legal, medical cannabis for the country, hopefully leading to a new industry that could provide a major boost for the Ukrainian economy. However, the first step before that can happen is for the country to work out what it wants this industry to look like

Fri
05
Feb

Ukraine’s Deputy Health Minister Favors Medical Cannabis

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The cannabis plant has been used by humans for medical and health purposes for many centuries. In the grand scheme of things, cannabis prohibition is a relatively new phenomenon.

Sadly, cannabis prohibition has harmed many people over the last century, all over the globe.

One sector of society that is particularly harmed by cannabis prohibition is suffering patients eho do not have safe access to a proven medicine.

In prohibition countries, patients have to risk prosecution when cultivating, transporting, and/or acquiring medical cannabis, which is an absolute shame.

Mon
26
Oct

Voters In Ukraine Get To Weigh In On Medical Cannabis Legalization

An ever-growing list of scientific, peer-reviewed studies has found that the cannabis plant possesses significant medical qualities.

The cannabis plant has been found to successfully treat a number of conditions, from chronic pain to multiple sclerosis.

Scientific studies are backed up by an enormous amount of personal experiences of patients who have successfully treated their conditions with cannabis.

Fri
08
Nov

Why marijuana is still illegal in Russia and Ukraine

Russians, along with other Eastern Europeans such as Ukrainians, have a global reputation for being heavy drinkers. Russia is also known as the birthplace of a flesh-eating drug known as krokodil (“crocodile), or desomorphine, a synthetic opiate more powerful than heroin.

Given the prevalence of alcohol and opiates, it may be surprising that marijuana still remains taboo and illegal in Mother Russia.

Ukraine was poised to begin a medical marijuana program, but the process now appears to have hit a wall, with the newly elected president and former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky now suggesting the cannabis plant be studied further and implementation delayed.

Fri
01
Nov

Legalize in Ukraine: Who already makes money on legal hemp

Cannabis in Ukraine is illegal, but the country is in the process of legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. On January 30, the Ukrainian Association of Medical Cannabis created the petition with the backing of 16 public organizations on the Verkhovna Rada website. The petition said that medical cannabis could greatly help Ukrainians suffering from a wide range of ailments. 

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Is the official hemp business possible in Ukraine? Who can participate in it and how much can you earn?

Wed
23
Oct

Why marijuana is still illegal in Russia and Ukraine

Given the prevalence of alcohol in both Russia and Ukraine, marijuana is still taboo and very illegal in both countries. Here’s why.

Russians, along with other Eastern Europeans such as Ukrainians, have a global reputation for being heavy drinkers. Russia is also known as the birthplace of a flesh-eating drug known as krokodil (“crocodile), or desomorphine, a synthetic opiate more powerful than heroin. Given the prevalence of alcohol and opiates, it may be surprising that marijuana still remains taboo and illegal in Mother Russia.

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