Cannabis for medical and scientific purposes: the Colombian landscape

  • Paola Andrea Cubillos Sánchez a. CB2 Insights para Colombia. Ontario, Canadá. b. Asociación Médica Colombiana de Cannabis Medicinal. Medellín, Colombia.
Keywords: Cannabis, Medical cannabis, Cannabinoids, Medical marijuana, Chronic pain, Opioids, Addiction, Colombia, Public health


The Colombian government, through Law 1787 of 2016, has created a regulatory framework that allows its citizens to have a safe and informed access to cannabis and its derivatives for medical and scientific purposes. Our country joins others in their efforts to legalize cannabis-derived substances for therapeutic purposes, as many jurisdictions have recognized the potential these products have in the treatment of certain medical conditions. This paper describes the current medical cannabis outlook in Colombia, compares the different medical cannabis supply systems in other parts of the world, summarizes the evidence related to the potential therapeutic benefits and potential risks of using cannabis for medical purposes.


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