Argentina Lawmakers Approve Cannabis Oil for Medicinal Use

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Argentina lawmakers approve cannabis oil for medicinal use

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Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.

The measure will become law once it is signed by President Mauricio Macri, whose Cambiemos party sponsored the bill.

“Thirty percent of epileptics do not respond to traditional medicine,” Dr. Ana María García Nicora, who heads the Medical Cannabis Argentina group, told local television after the Senate’s final vote.

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