30/01/2024  BEN STEVENS

Spain’s newly appointed health minister has said that the country’s long-awaited medical cannabis law will be ready ‘in the coming months,’ as she makes good on her promise to kickstart progress.

Mónica García Gómez used her first appearance in Congress to reaffirm her commitment to establishing a medical cannabis framework in the country, more than a year after it was initially scheduled to be rolled out, laying out plans to ‘recover’ the conclusions that have already been approved by the lower house.

It came as new figures suggest Spain is now the world’s seventh-largest producer of medical cannabis, with production levels and licenses skyrocketing over the past few months despite Spanish patients having no legal access to their own country’s produce.


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