Cannabis for medical and scientific purposes: the Colombian landscape

Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology

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Title Cannabis for medical and scientific purposes: the Colombian landscape
Panorama del cannabis con fines médicos y científicos en Colombia
 
Creator Cubillos Sánchez, Paola Andrea
 
Subject Cannabis
Medical cannabis
Cannabinoids
Medical marijuana
Chronic pain
Opioids
Addiction
Colombia
Public health
Cannabis
Cannabis medicinal
Cannabinoides
Marihuana medicinal
Dolor crónico
Opiáceos
Adicción
Salud pública
Colombia
 
Description 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.
Mediante la Ley 1787 de 2016, el Gobierno colombiano creó el marco regulatorio que permite el acceso seguro e informado al uso médico y científico del cannabis y sus derivados en nuestro territorio. Este movimiento hacia la legalización de sustancias derivadas de cannabis con fines terapéuticos se suma a otros instaurados en otros países que han reconocido el posible potencial que tienen estos productos en el tratamiento de ciertas condiciones clínicas. Este artículo describe la situación actual del cannabis medicinal en Colombia, compara los diferentes sistemas de provisión de cannabis con fines médicos en otras jurisdicciones, resume la evidencia alrededor de su utilización con fines médicos que justifica la legalización, y los potenciales riesgos que existen con el uso del cannabis.
 
Publisher Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación (S.C.A.R.E)
 
Date 2020-11-29
 
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Identifier https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/954
10.5554/22562087.e954
 
Source Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology; Vol. 49 No. 2 (2021)
Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología; Vol. 49 Núm. 2 (2021)
2256-2087
2422-0248
 
Language eng
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