Should medical marijuana be legal in India: List of countries that allow it
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi recommended that medical marijuana be made legal in India. Medical marijuana is legal in several countries. While some allow the outright use of it, there are others who have stringent conditions attached to it.
Here are the list of countries where marijuana is legal.
Columbia: In 2012, Columbia decriminalised the possession of marijuana. In 2016, it was made legal for medical and scientific purposes.
Argentina: It was in March 2017 that Argentina legalised medical marijuana.
France: In France, the sale of medicines that contain derivatives, such as cannabinoids is legal.
Romania: Here, use of medicines containing marijuana derivatives to help ease patients' pain has been legalised.
Czech Republic: Medical cannabis was legalised in 2013. However the marijuana can be imported from Netherlands only and a special electronic prescription would be required.
Finland: In Finland, marijuana was legalised in 2008. Doctors prescribe the drugs to patient only if they do not respond to traditional pharmaceuticals.
Chile: Here medical marijuana was legalised in 2005.
Australia: In 2016 the Narcotic Drugs Act was passed to legalise medical cannabis.
Croatia: Medical marijuana is legal in Croatia for patients suffering from illnesses such as AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Jamaica: In 2015, possession of marijuana was decriminalised and an authority was set up to cultivate and distribute cannabis for medical and scientific purposes.