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Safe access to medical cannabis in Entre Rios is law

The initiative, approved by the provincial Senate in Entre Rios authorizes people who grow, cultivate, transport, store and produce cannabis and its derivatives for themselves or for a third party with medical recommendation; to the provincial State, municipalities and communes; to government science and technology agencies. Universities will be exempted from the need to request licenses.

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The Entre Ríos Senate approved and passed into law the bill that creates the regime for safe and informed access to cannabis for medical, therapeutic and/or palliative pain relief purposes and its derivatives, which seeks to “guarantee and promote the comprehensive protection of the health of people” who need it.

During the fifth ordinary session of the 142nd legislative period, the provincial legislators participated in person on Wednesday in the Chamber of Deputies of Entre Ríos, in order to maintain the necessary distance in the framework of the prevention measures due to the coronavirus.

The initiative, authored by Congresswoman Silvia Moreno and Congressman Néstor Loggio, seeks to “protect integral health, understood as a fundamental human right in the provincial territory, through the access to the cannabis plant and its derivatives.”

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What does the cannabis law in Entre Rios says

The law authorizes to sow, cultivate, transport, store and produce cannabis and its derivatives to persons who cultivate for themselves or for a third party with medical recommendation for its therapeutic use; to the provincial State, municipalities, and communes; to governmental science and technology organizations; research centers; public laboratories; public universities; civil associations; foundations; mutual societies and cooperatives.

Likewise, commercial companies (private laboratories) are excluded, which will only be authorized to produce phytopreparations and magistral formulations, as well as their subsequent commercialization if they operate as pharmacies.

The provincial Ministry of Health will be the application authority, which will coordinate the implementation of public policies together with the Ministry of Production, Tourism and Economic Development of Entre Ríos.

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The registry for cannabis cultivation in Entre Rios

Persons who cultivate, grow, transport, store and produce cannabis and its derivatives for themselves or for a third party are authorized to sow, cultivate, transport, store and produce cannabis and its derivatives.
Persons who cultivate for themselves or for a third party are authorized to sow, cultivate, transport, store and produce cannabis and its derivatives.

Individuals, civil associations and foundations will have to request an “official certification” to cultivate from the health portfolio; and organizations, laboratories, centers and associations will request a “license”, which will seek to “favor the popular economy, regional economies and accessibility” in the province.

Meanwhile, universities will be exempted from the need to request licenses.

The regulation also creates the “Provincial Registry of Pharmacies”, where pharmacies must register in order to produce and commercialize magistral formulations based on cannabis extracts, cannabinoids or vegetable raw material with pharmacological activity and its subsequent commercialization.

The program of access to cannabis of Entre Ríos (Pacer) is also created to “develop and implement promotion and prevention actions; generate, facilitate and guarantee information and training; guarantee free testing of phytopreparations to all authorized persons.

In this sense, it creates a voluntary registry of health professionals trained in the use of medicinal, therapeutic and palliative cannabis, which will be presented to patients who require it; and seeks to promote scientific research on the cannabis plant and its components.

The law guarantees free chromatographic testing for the quantification of cannabinoids in phytopreparations made by authorized human and legal persons; and creates the “Bank of cannabis oil, seeds and cannabis derivatives” that will provide seeds free of charge to the contemplated persons.

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