Portugal approves medical cannabis production

The Portuguese government approved last month the creation of a very promising sector of medical cannabis

Summer weather conditions and low operating costs are causing concern among medical cannabis producing countries. The emerging medical cannabis market in Portugal appears to be attracting the world's largest cannabis companies.

Portugal future market leader

While industry leaders have waited patiently for a month, concern has started to increase ... And, mainly following the approval by the Portuguese parliament of the news medical cannabis law. Indeed, the state has decided to enter the cannabis industry, as a producer and distributor.

In Germany, Canada and the Netherlands, cannabis is mainly produced in closed facilities. And therefore the costs remain very high. Portugal is a country with a climate similar to that of Israel and California. This increases the fear of losing enormous potential for cannabis producing countries.

In addition, in Portugal the standards required for the cultivation and production of medical cannabis are less strict than in these countries. Most importantly, the costs of land, equipment and labor are much lower there.

The approval is signed by President Marcelo Ravello de Souza

Under the new law, companies can cultivate, produce and produce cannabis and its products for commercial purposes and for sale to pharmacies.

A year ago, Tilray, the successful Canadian cannabis company, began creating a complex for the cultivation, production, packaging and distribution of medical cannabis from Portugal. Millions of dollars have been invested in a project that will cover the entire euro area, and which should provide products to millions of patients on the continent ...

As reported in 2001, Portugal abolished the criminalization of all types of drugs. But the country has not approved the legal sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. An attempt to allow the growth of cannabis nationally for patients was unsuccessful… Eventually, the approved law was released in a format similar to that of Israel.

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