South Korea has legalized medical marijuana, making it the first East Asian nation to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis.

The country’s National Assembly recently voted to approve amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs which will allow prescriptions for “non-hallucinogenic” doses of medical marijuana.

And on November 23, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that the changes to the law will permit more treatment alternatives for patients with rare diseases. 

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A.J. Herrington ~ HighTimes.com

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