17/01/2024  Kyle Jaeger

Ukraine Medical Marijuana Bill Is ‘Unblocked’ From Advancing To President’s Desk After Opponents’ Repeal Attempt Fails

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Ukraine has now been “unblocked” from advancing to the president’s desk after an attempt to overturn the reform failed in the parliament.

Lawmakers approved the medical cannabis legislation last month, but the opposition Batkivshchyna party used a procedural tactic to block it by forcing consideration of a resolution to repeal the measure. That resolution failed this week, earning just 25 of the required 226 votes.

On Wednesday the bill was formally sent to the desk of President Volodymyr Zelensky, who supports the reform.


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