Romania considering legalization of medical cannabis

A legal medical cannabis industry could be in Romania’s future, according to the country’s finance minister.

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said the Health Ministry launched a commission to analyze medical marijuana, Romanian television station Digi24 reported.

According to the 24-hour news station, Teodorovici said:

“I’ve talked to minister Sorina Pintea and found out that this commission is meeting at the Health Ministry to analyze and debate the issue of legalizing cannabis for medical use, for those diagnosed with certain medical conditions, especially terminal cancer.

“There is a medical argument for this type of legalization.”

Romania is a member of the European Union.

Over a dozen EU member states already have medical cannabis laws on the books, but several are still in the early stages of developing a framework.