A Maltese MEP has launched a Europe-wide alliance of policy-makers wanting to market better understanding over medicinal cannabis and legislation that is harmonising Member States.
The group, European Medicinal Cannabis Alliance, was announced by Alex Agius Saliba, with a number of other MEPs like Poland’s Robert Biedroń, Italy’s Brando Benifel and Belgium’s Maria Arena already on board.
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In a letter inviting all MEPs to join the alliance, the group noted that though medicinal cannabis is “increasingly being used more frequently to treat patients with various conditions”, any progress is being “slowed” due to regulations that are different utilization of the plant throughout the EU’s 27 Member States.
“An Effort to standardise legislation across the board would in turn help to tackle other elements which are linked together to this presssing issue,” the MEPs said in the letter. They noted that different legislations were leading to variance that is major costs in addition to some nations becoming more prone to locating the medication rented out already.
“Harmonisation regarding the legislation will be tackling these also added problems which all see the different standards of legislation as root of cause,” they said.
Speaking Today to Lovin Malta, Agius Saliba explained that it was time for the concerns of Europe’s medical
patients to be heard, on World Cancer Day, we have been introducing the Alliance for health Cannabis. An initiative that i’ve been coordinating for the last months with a few MEPs from various governmental groups,” he said.cannabis“The Alliance will likely to be coping with patients’ liberties, harmonisation of EU legislation with regards to also market access and research and innovation. It’s high time as we speak are still being treated as second class patients,” he continued.cannabis“Our that we give full access to medical