The Lithuanian parliament voted to legalize medicines containing cannabis.
The respective amendments were passed with 90 votes in favor, none against and three abstentions and would come into force next May.
The amendments to the Law on Pharmacy and the Law on the Control of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances will allow the medicinal use of such medicinal products if their safety and efficacy are proven by scientific research and if these products are registered.
MP Mykolas Majauskas, a conservative lawmaker who spearheaded efforts to legalize medical cannabis, called the decision “historic”. (BNN/Business World Magazine)