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LEDEZMA-MORALES, Mónica; RODRIGUEZ, Adriana Cristina  y  AMARILES, Pedro. Medical Marijuana market in Colombia: an opportunity for the health sector that requires strategic guidelines from the national government. Medicas UIS [online]. 2020, vol.33, n.1, pp.53-58.  Epub 30-Abr-2020. ISSN 0121-0319.

The results of medical marijuana research have brought to the government tables discussions about their therapeutic potential and the measures to be taken to control their production, commercialization and use. In Colombia, since 2017, the medical cannabis market is regulated; however, there are gaps between the laws, availability and the access of patients to pharmaceutical products with cannabis derivatives approved by the regulatory entity and that comply with the standards of quality. From this perspective, it is necessary for the national government to lead, in coordination with the academy and the productive sector, the development of pharmaceutical preparations based on cannabis and to establish and implement strategic and concerted measures, aimed to improve access and proper use of medical marijuana pharmaceutical products, mainly for cases in which a clear risk/benefit relationship can be established. This would help to improve the health conditions of patients who can get benefits from these options, as well as the development and consolidation of a promising sector for the country. MÉD.UIS.2020;33(1):53-8.

Palabras clave : Medical Marijuana; Cannabinoids; Health Policy..

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