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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania becomes 10th country in the EU to allow medical use of marijuana

Romania has become the tenth country in the European Union to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat diseases such as epilepsy, cancer and multiple sclerosis.

So far, the ban on possession and use covered all forms of marijuana. However, two of the laws on narcotic substances now state that some of the plant's derivatives may be used for medical purposes.

However, the doctors pointed out that marijuana will not be used as a drug, for recreational purposes, but certain compounds of the plant will be used to help decrease pain and the frequency of dramatic seizures.

The new legislative change offers the Drug Agency the possibility to give its OK to producers that want to release such drugs on the market, according to Romanian PRO TV News.

The efficiency of this type of medicine has been proven in cancer treatment, for pain relief, and in decreasing the number of seizures in the cases of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Tests are currently ongoing for its use with other diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer's.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Sxc.hu)

 

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania becomes 10th country in the EU to allow medical use of marijuana

Romania has become the tenth country in the European Union to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat diseases such as epilepsy, cancer and multiple sclerosis.

So far, the ban on possession and use covered all forms of marijuana. However, two of the laws on narcotic substances now state that some of the plant's derivatives may be used for medical purposes.

However, the doctors pointed out that marijuana will not be used as a drug, for recreational purposes, but certain compounds of the plant will be used to help decrease pain and the frequency of dramatic seizures.

The new legislative change offers the Drug Agency the possibility to give its OK to producers that want to release such drugs on the market, according to Romanian PRO TV News.

The efficiency of this type of medicine has been proven in cancer treatment, for pain relief, and in decreasing the number of seizures in the cases of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Tests are currently ongoing for its use with other diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer's.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Sxc.hu)

 

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