Costa Rica News – Although the President of Costa Rica is against marijuana use in all forms, the idea of medicinal use is still being considered by various ministries.
CannaCosta was the first Central American conference strictly about medicinal cannabis and the hemp industry. The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and proposed a discussion regarding the medical uses, which are being examined by Congress.
The Ministry of Health endorses medical use, but only in extreme cases.
The Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the Costa Rican Drug Institute are opposed to medical marijuana use.
While there are countless stories of people who live much better lives treating extreme illnesses or disabilities with extracts of cannabis, addiction is a serious problem. In recent years, hospitalizations for marijuana misuse increased 600%. Half of that number accounts for children.
If there were a legalized standard and a way to get a carefully measured and monitored amount, such hospitalizations should decrease.