Uruguay will now allow prisoners in the nation to use medical cannabis to improve their physical or mental health if they have or receive a doctors’ orders, according to Julio Calzada, Secretary General of Uruguay’s National Committee on Drugs.
Uruguay will also be incorporating medical cannabis into their country’s public health system alongside acupuncture and homopathic remedies, according to social development minister Daniel Olesker.
In December Uruguay become the first nation in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. According to Calzada, regulations for the new industry will be released sometime between April 20th to the 25th. He expects legal cannabis distribution centers to be open by the end of the year.