Medical cannabis bill approved in Croatia

Amendments to current drug legislation in Croatia have liberalised cultivation and production of low THC cannabis in Croatia. The amendments to the Act on Combating Drugs Abuse allows for Croatian companies to apply for licences to produce and distribute medical cannabis products which, until now, had been imported from outside Croatia. Licences will be granted by the Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) and approved by the Croatian Ministry of Health in a process that will be finalised through an Ordinance due to be published in late 2019.