Ukraine legalising cannabis to help soldiers

Ukraine legalising cannabis to help soldiers

Ukraine has achieved a significant milestone by legalizing medical cannabis, offering much-needed support to soldiers and citizens grappling with the aftermath of war. This progressive decision acknowledges the potential of cannabis in treating conditions such as PTSD and chronic pain.

The recent passing of a bill to legalise medical cannabis in Ukraine represents a groundbreaking leap forward for the country, particularly for individuals who have endured physical and psychological harm as a result of the war. This development marks a significant shift in attitudes towards cannabis, considering that a similar bill was defeated just a few years ago.


The conflict with Russia has left a devastating impact on Ukraine, resulting in a significant number of casualties and a high prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among both civilians and soldiers.

  • According to the World Health Organization, an estimated quarter of the Ukrainian population and 60% of its soldiers may be suffering from depression or PTSD due to the war. As mental health services have been prioritizing trauma units, alternative treatments are urgently required.

Why cannabis?

Medical cannabis has demonstrated its potential in alleviating pain and symptoms associated with PTSD, making it a promising solution for those affected by the war. Legalizing medical cannabis will provide soldiers and civilians with a safer alternative to prescription opioids, which can be addictive and have harmful side effects.

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