Panama’s Congress approves medical cannabis bill in unanimous vote

PANAMA CITY, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Panama’s nationwide assembly unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would adjust using medical cannabis, making it the principle nation in Central American to carry out so.

The proposal, which would enlighten up a registry of approved cannabis sufferers and enable further review on the drug, turned into as soon as approved by a vote of 44 lawmakers in prefer and none vote casting in opposition to it.

Assembly President Crispiano Adames hailed the bill as “revolutionary,” citing multiple ailments that would additionally be handled with cannabis as soon as the proposal turns into law.

The bill now awaits the signature of President Laurentino Cortizo.

Reporting by Elida Moreno; Editing by David Alire Garcia and Kim Coghill

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