Though the advantages of consuming medical marijuana has been touted by several doctors since a long time, key global bodies begun realising the significance of the drug to patients only recently.
In the previous week, the World Health Organization (WHO) had officially suggested rescheduling of cannabis as well as its major components under the international drug treaties. Following this shift, the European Parliament on Wednesday has also voted a new resolution which would aid the use of marijuana for medical purposes across the EU countries.
Though the new adopted resolution stays non-binding, it would still incentivize the European countries to boost their access to medicinal cannabis and also prioritize clinical studies as well as scientific research, says a report in Forbes.
While the union’s official recognition marks a positive signal for the marijuana industry in Europe, it still does not bring about any sort of change in international or local regulations related to cannabis.
The cannabis resolution is indeed big news for all those marijuana enthusiasts who have held campaigns and protested the present legislation. If such proposed developments get adopted, it would mark a formal acknowledgement that governing bodies of the EU were wrong about the risks and medicinal advantages since decades.