Romania Legalizes Medical Marijuana

World | October 6, 2013, Sunday // 17:29
Bulgaria: Romania Legalizes Medical Marijuana Romania has become the tenth EU Member State to legalize medical marijuana. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Romania has legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

According to Romania-Insider, as cited by Sega daily, the possession and use of marijuana for any purposes was illegal prior to the changes.

However, the country's legislation on narcotic substances has been changed to provide that derivatives of the plant may be used to alleviate pains and the reduce seizure frequency in cases of epilepsy, cancer, multiple sclerosis, etc.

Romania is the tenth EU Member State to legalize medical marijuana.

Tests are currently underway to determine the efficiency of administering marijuana to patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Tourette syndrome.

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