The government has agreed to Polish cultivation of medical marijuana and 0.3% THC in cannabis seeds, MP Jaroslaw Sachajko told us on Wednesday. Last week we reported that ministers had given preliminary approval to both proposals on both issues. Now the acceptance of Mr. Sachajko's proposed solutions has been finally confirmed. What's next? Here's more information.
The government has agreed to Polish cultivation of medical marijuana and 0.3% THC in cannabis seeds
Last week we reported on the results of talks held for many weeks by MP Jaroslaw Sachajko, you can read about it T U T A J.
After giving preliminary approval to the Kukiz'15 MP's proposals, it took another week for the relevant ministers to be able to finally confirm the government's agreement to the proposed solutions. During the talks, which took place on Wednesday, 21.04, the ministers confirmed the previously proposed solutions talking about Polish cultivation of medical marijuana and changes in regulations on cannabis seeds.
Now the government representatives, with further cooperation with, among others, MP Jaroslaw Sachajko, will determine the content of the new regulations.
When can we expect actual changes to the regulations?
In the case of seed hemp - later this year, MP Sachajko informed us.
Raising the permissible limit of THC in seed cannabis from 0.2 to 0.3%, abolishing regionalization and centralizing the submission of applications and issuance of permits, reducing the number of inspections and the number of state institutions authorized to do them - that's a brief description of the planned changes, which could come into force later this summer.
The issue of medical marijuana cultivation in our country is, unfortunately, a much more complicated topic, and it is unclear how much longer it may take before the first cannabis plants for medical purposes germinate on our soil.
For the time being, it has been established that Polish medical marijuana is to be grown by state institutes. Such a solution raises many concerns among those involved in the cannabis industry, and there are many allegations that our institutes have absolutely no competence in this matter. It is hard to disagree with such a statement. We also learned from Mr. Sachajko that the institutes will not, for example, have the ability to hire outside entities for cooperation.
As soon as significant decisions are made over the course of the next meetings - we will inform you.