MPs concerned about how medical cannabis will be policed


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first_imgREGULATIONS for the effective policing of cannabis cultivation remains the main point of reservation for MPs debating the medical cannabis bill.An article-by-article review of the bill seeking to allow the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis was conducted by the House health committee on Thursday.Following the meeting, Akel MP Adamos Adamou said that “a way has not been found to reassure committee members regarding the controlling of medical cannabis cultivation, and this is the big question which will determine how the plenum will vote on the legislation.”The bill foresees the granting of two licences to private companies for the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis to pharmacies. The licences will be valid for 15 years, after which they can be renewed.“The police have made it clear that they can only play a supervisory role,” Adamou continued, “since the two licences will be given to private companies, which the police can only supervise.”As such, Adamou said, the police did not manage to reassure committee members that the prohibition of illegal practices in the cultivation of medical cannabis is achievable.Of the bill’s 162 pages, 155 are dedicated to policing and restrictions on patients’ use, though committee members remain unconvinced.“Just as in previous meetings, serious reservations and doubts were expressed today – not regarding the value of medical cannabis in treating illnesses, for which we all agree on – but regarding how cultivation will be controlled and supervised, so that things don’t get out of control,” Adamou said.The committee will reconvene in two weeks in order for members to state their position on the issue before the bill is placed before the plenum for voting.  You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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