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Czech Parliament Backs Medical Marijuana, With a Catch
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
The Czech Senate Wednesday approved a bill allowing for the legal sale of cannabis for medical purposes, affirming a decision of the country’s lower house of parliament.
The proposal, which enjoys very strong support from all political parties in both houses of parliament, should become law later this year, pending an expected presidential signature.
But there’s a catch: the text of the bill says that only imported cannabis will be allowed for sale in the first year “to ensure standards.” After that, sales may expand to include registered, domestic production that is strictly monitored.
This is a one-two punch that advocates of medical marijuana say will simply make cannabis prohibitively expensive, putting the herb out of reach of most patients while enriching the black market and a few select firms that will be official traders in the goods.
“It’s legal, pharmaceutical and economic corruption,” said Dusan Dvorak, a medical-cannabis activist who leads the nonprofit organization Konopi je Lek, or Marijuana is Medicine.
“The result of the law should be access to cannabis for research and medical uses. But the real result is that it won’t be made available, it’ll be more expensive, it’ll bolster the black market and the mafia.”
The simplest solution, said Alena Gajduskova, the first-deputy Chairwoman of the Senate who voted in favor of the bill despite reservations, would be to allow the country’s many “grandmother growers” who already have cannabis plants in pots on their balconies and in their herb gardens to legally grow their own cannabis, or to at least remove all threats of criminal prosecution.
“These medicines are proven; they’re very efficient but shouldn’t be a luxury good. That is completely unacceptable,” Ms. Gajduskova said after the Senate approved the bill with 67 votes for and only two against.
Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com
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