The Ministry of Health issued a draft proposal for the Ordinance on the Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes, which has been in the public debate today and proposes regulating the prescribing and issuing of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) medicines on its website.

New rulebook counseling will last 15 days, up to 23. September, after which it will be published in the Official Gazette.

The Ordinance, among other things, suggests that THC, dronabinol and nabilon drugs are available to relieve the discomfort of patients with multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy and AIDS.

Drugs containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), dronabinol or nabilon would be prescribed by selected doctors of medicine in general / family medicine, preschool children's health and women's health care by the recommendation of a doctor of medicine neurological specialist, oncology oncology, oncology and radiotherapy, infectology and pediatric specialist with by subspecialization from neuropeditory to an inexpensive recipe.

THC containing drugs could be prescriptive in the amount needed to treat up to a maximum of 30 days.

The total amount of THC prescribed for 30 treatment days should not exceed 0,75 grams.

Health Minister Siniša Varga yesterday emphasized that the Professional Committee for the Legalization of Marijuana use made a great deal of work that was included in the Ordinance and among other things identified the areas of medicine where cannabis can be used.

"These are patients in extremely difficult medical conditions and we will provide them with every cure we can," Varga said.

The Professional Commission for the Legalization of Marijuana Use for Medical Purposes completed its work in August and issued guidelines for using Indian Hemp in Croatia to become legal for multiple sclerosis, AIDS, malignant diseases and child epileptic syndromes.

The scientific evidence gathered shows that no Indian-based herb preparation is capable of curing or permanently curing a malignant disease, halting the progression of multiple sclerosis or AIDS. However, some preparations reduce the symptoms, so it is recommended to use them with other conventional forms of treatment.

(Hina)