On 12 December, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) adopted draft law No. 7457, which aims to legalize medical cannabis in the final second reading. The legislation received broad support, with 248 MPs voting in favor, as reported by Yaroslav Zhelezniak, a member of the Holos party.
Suspilne says the bill specifically governs the use of cannabis within the realms of medical, industrial, and scientific practices. The distribution of marijuana for recreational use will continue to be considered a criminal offense and will be investigated by the police under the law.