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Ukraine legalizes cannabis to reduce military stress

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Ukraine has legalized marijuana use for soldiers to reduce post-traumatic stress during the war against Russia. This information was reported in the report of the American media Washington Post.

February next year will mark two years of Russia-Ukraine war. Thousands of Ukrainians are now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of this long war. It is a mental health issue. War, or witnessing or experiencing any horrific event like war, causes this disease in the mind of a person. Due to this severe anxiety, uncontrollable thoughts run in the mind. In such circumstances, last Thursday, the proposal to legalize cannabis consumption was passed by the Ukrainian parliament. 284 votes were cast in favor of this proposal. 16 votes against.

According to a report by news agency AP, even if the bill is passed now, it will take at least six months for the new law to take effect. According to Ukrainian parliamentarians, cannabis consumption can help legal Ukrainian citizens to heal the symptoms of trauma.

Ruslan Stepanchuk, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, said the conditions for the use of marijuana and who can use it will be determined by the Ministry of Health.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced the start of military operations in Ukraine. According to UN estimates, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed in this war. However, the actual death toll is believed to be much higher. More than 1 crore people have also been displaced due to the war.


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