Ukraine should finally legalize cannabis-based medicines, Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated the need to legalize medical cannabis in Ukraine. The head of state said this during a speech in the Verkhovna Rada, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

“In particular, we must finally fairly legalize cannabis-based medicine for everyone who needs it. Relevant scientific research and controlled Ukrainian production,” Volodymyr Zelenskyi emphasized.

According to him, our country should create the strongest branch of mental and physical rehabilitation in Europe. This concerns both the construction of rehabilitation centers and the training of relevant personnel.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that the best world practices and solutions, no matter how difficult and unusual they are, should be applied in Ukraine so that the citizens of Ukraine do not have to endure the pain, stress and trauma of war.

Last summer, the Ministry of Health reported that the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law on legalization of medical cannabis in Ukraine.

Medical cannabis is used for post-traumatic stress disorders, neurological diseases, diseases of the digestive tract and chronic pain. It helps to overcome anxiety and sleep disorders, and also relieves the symptoms of cancer patients and is used in palliative care.