Spain’s Cannabis Cultivation Authorization: Patients Left Behind?

By Benzinga on February 11, 2023

Last year, an opinion was approved to implement the regulation of medicinal cannabis in Spain. The European country had 6 months to carry out the process, and it has already expired. Meanwhile, cultivation permits continue to be granted to companies (for now, 21), whose production is used solely for research.

But as cannabis is not legal in Spain, all the advances that companies have in the weed field will be destined for patients from other countries. The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Products (Aemps) has not yet realized the necessary report to implement the regulation.

Carola Pérez, president of the Spanish Observatory for Medicinal Cannabis, said during an interview with The Objective: “At the end, everything they prepare and investigate will end up going to the rest of Europe and Spanish patients will not receive it.”

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.