January 11, 2023 by Ben Stevens, BusinessCann
SPAIN’s ambitious plans to see the regulation and distribution of medical cannabis rolled out across the country by the end of 2022 appear to have been delayed.
December 27, 2022 marked the deadline for the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) to ensure proposals, passed in June, ‘fit into regulations’.
As this deadline has come and gone, the Spanish government has remained tight-lipped about the reasons behind the delay, and when this legislation could be enacted.
Just like Germany’s ‘traffic-light’ coalition, the current administration is now in a ‘race against the clock’ to deliver on its promise of cannabis reform before regional, municipal and general elections put the project under threat.
Doubts remain, however, over whether this rapid legislative turnaround will deliver a competent and efficient medical cannabis programme.