Legalising marijuana for medical use not on agenda, Bulgarian health minister says

Bulgaria’s health minister has ruled out changing the law to allow possession of marijuana for medical use, saying that the issue is not on the agenda and that she personally was opposed to the idea.

Tanya Andreeva, health minister in the Bulgarian Socialist Party government, was speaking to Bulgarian National Television on March 31, a few days after a district court in Lovech acquitted a man on marijuana possession charges after it was shown he was using an extract of marijuana to treat his multiple sclerosis.

Medical evidence submitted during the trial at the request of the court supported the use of marijuana for medical purposes, saying that it could be used to treat symptoms of a number of serious illnesses including multiple sclerosis.

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