Over 120,000 patients use medicinal cannabis without professional supervision in Spain

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS: The Spanish Medicinal Cannabis Observatory has criticised the lack of regulation. Photo: Shutterstock

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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