Panama is 90 days away from having the law ready and becoming the first country in Central America to allow the use of medical cannabis.
After a long road led by activists who defend the legalization of cannabis for therapeutic and medicinal use, Panama’s National Legislative Assembly approved at the end of August a bill that would legalize this substance. Today, Panama is 90 days away from having the law ready that would make the country the first to regulate cannabis use in Central America.
The use of cannabis will be “for therapeutic, medical, veterinary, scientific and research purposes in the national territory,” according to the text approved in August. “This measure comes to help hundreds of Panamanians who up to now have been unable to acquire this medicine in Panama”, said Leandro Ávila, official deputy of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (social democrat).