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Poland is One Step Away From Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Author: Jon Hiltz  07/07/2017 - 21:21:00

Last month, Marijuana.com reported that the Lower House of Parliament in Poland voted 440-2 in favor of medical marijuana legalization. Today, the path was paved all the way to President Andrzej Duda. 

Piotr Krzysztof Liroy-Marzec is a Member of Parliament and one of the authors of the bill. He has been updating Marijuana.com as the legislation has progressed. 

“On June 29th the Senate – the Upper House of the Polish Parliament – voted to pass the bill,” said Marzec in an interview today. “But [at that time] a senator from the ruling party presented an amendment blocking veterinarians from issuing prescriptions.” 

Marzec feels that the forced, last-minute change on behalf of the senator was just to delay legislation. “The only rationale for this amendment is propaganda. The law [the senator suggested] is already in force as a part of the Law on Medicinal Products,” he said. “Despite all that, both the committee and the Senate voted for the amendment, and routed it to the Lower House’s Health Care Committee.” 

Marzec went on to add that two days ago, on July 5th, the Health Care Committee gave their recommendation to move the bill ahead.

Today, all roadblocks have been cleared. “During today’s vote, despite the opposition’s resistance, the amendment has been passed. Now the only thing it needs is the President’s signature.”

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