By Tara Rippin • 27 December 2018 • 15:24
MORE than 120,000 patients are using medicinal cannabis without any professional supervision or control, exposing themselves to legal and health issues.
This is the finding of The Spanish Medicinal Cannabis Observatory, which has criticised the lack of regulation and expressed its ‘absolute perplexity to the current situation of therapeutic cannabis when there are thousands of preclinical and clinical studies that support its properties’.
While acknowledging that more research is needed, the observatory notes that countries like Canada or Israel that have medicinal dispensation programs, controlled by the government, with a cannabis traced, analysed and dispensed under medical supervision, ‘are working with very good results’.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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