Panama leads the way with Central America’s first legal medical cannabis

Panama is set to become the first country in Central America to legalise and regulate medicinal cannabis after the 44-member National Assembly voted unanimously in favour of doing so.

Originally presented in 2019, Bill 153 creates a regulatory framework that will allow Panamanians with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, arthritis and other chronic degenerative illnesses and pain to register to access medicinal cannabis.

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