Bosnia and Herzegovina on track to allow medical cannabis

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The Bosnian government is very interested in the legalization of medical cannabis. In order for the use of cannabis for medical purposes to finally be legalized in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is no longer enough for the Commission for the Suppression of Narcotic Abuse to submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers, which will take a simple decision during his session tells us the Sarajevo Times.

The preliminary work having already been initiated, it is now up to the Ministers of State and the current government to take the decision to legalize. The Commission for the repression of the abuse of narcotics should be held this week.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ministry of Security decided to move forward following reports from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) that the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs had removed cannabis from the list of prohibited substances .

The Bosnian law on the prevention and suppression of drug abuse having been adopted, among other things, because of the implementation of the international conventions on narcotics, it should logically evolve. Previously, the Commission formed a working group which drafted a proposal to amend the law. The opinions of various ministries have been collected and will also be examined during the session of the Commission.

The legalization of medical cannabis does not imply new laws in Bosnia. Cannabis must “just” be moved from the Schedule 1 list to Schedule 2, which means that it will no longer be a “prohibited substance and plant” but a “strictly controlled substance and plant”, as are already many drugs used for medical purposes.

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