The Senate (upper house of Parliament), Argentina on Wednesday, March 29, voted for the adoption of the law that allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes, reports Reuters. According Infobae.comsupported the law all 58 senators who attended the meeting. In November last year, the bill approved by the Chamber of deputies.
Now a law allowing the import and use cannabis oil to treat epilepsy, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other diseases, must be signed by the President, Mauricio Macri, whose party Cambiemos was the initiator of the bill.
According to TASS, the law also allows the National administration of drugs, food and medical technologies to import the product for free supply to patients. In addition, the initiative permits the use of marijuana and products from it in research purposes.
Meanwhile, supporters of the legalization of marijuana in favour of expanding the initiative. They believe that the families of seriously ill people to legally resolve to grow cannabis. While the law gives this right only to state agencies. Currently in Argentina for the cultivation of marijuana faces four to 15 years in prison.
In early March, the Israeli government voted for the decriminalization of marijuana. Under the new rules, for Smoking marijuana would be issued a fine. To prosecute and send under arrest, as before, will be only in case of repeated violations. Selling and growing marijuana remains in the category of criminal offences.