The Verkhovna Rada's Human Rights Committee has backed an e-petition earlier launched on the parliament's website on the legal regulation of medical cannabis.

The petition had already gained over 25,000 votes in its support, Hromadske reports

The Committee backed the motion unanimously.

At the meeting, it was decided to create a working group attracting representatives of other relevant committees. It will develop a draft law on the regulation of the medical use of cannabis.

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The committee also decided to appeal to the Cabinet of Ministers with a request to remove cannabis from the list of "narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors."

Members of public organizations also attended the meeting. In particular, Chairman of the "Athena. Women against Cancer" association Nina Reznichenko said cannabis could relieve pain for cancer patients.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Acting Health MinisterUlana Suprun stood up for the legalization in Ukraine of medical cannabis – the move already made by some governments worldwide and widely endorsed by both doctors and patients.