Portugal's parliament legalises cannabis-based medicines

The bill now goes to President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza to be signed into law
Reuters (UK)
Friday, June 15, 2018

Portugal’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalise marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home. Only one party, the centre-right CDS-PP, abstained in the vote in parliament legalising marijuana-based prescription drugs to treat chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, side effects from cancer therapy, and some other ailments. Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001 to fight a heroin epidemic, and has legal plantations growing marijuana products for export.