Romania’s finance minister said that a legal medical cannabis industry could be in the country’s future.
According to Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici, the Health Minister had launched a commission responsible for analyzing medical cannabis.
Romanian 24-hour television news station, Digi24, reported that Teodorovici said he has talked to health minister Sorina Pintea and found that the special commission is meeting at the Health Ministry in order to analyze and discuss the issue of legalizing medical pot for patients diagnosed with terminal cancer and other medical conditions.
He acknowledged that there is a medical argument for legalizing the drug.
Romania is a European Union member nation. There are more than a dozen EU member states that have already legalized medical cannabis or are in the early stages of developing a medical cannabis legislative framework.
In Romania, the recreational use of cannabis illegal. As for medical use, it is allowed only in a limited form. More specifically, a limited medical cannabis law was passed in 2013 that allows for the use of low-THC (below 0.2%) derivatives of the cannabis plant.