Czech association offers hemp seeds for therapeutic purposes

 

Prague, Jan 30 (CTK) – The Czech Legalizace.cz (Legalisation) association has started offering free hemp seeds to people who want to grow marijuana for their own treatment, the association told CTK.

Within the “Seeds to Seniors” campaign, the NGO wants to highlight therapeutical effects of marijuana and call for the legalisation of this soft drug for medical purposes.

Marijuana has been applied experimentally, for instance, for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

“We are fully aware of that unauthorised handling of hemp containing over 0.3 percent of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol narcotic) is illegal at present. We inform all applicants about the risks connected with the cultivation and possession of curative hemp/cannabis,” said organiser Robert Veverka, from the association.

The organisation criticises the situation in the Czech Republic where hemp is unavailable for ill citizens who want to use it for medical purposes. It claims that this approach is at variance with citizens’ right to health.

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