Around 50 international medical professionals have gathered in Malta to start training in the regulation of medicinal cannabis. The industry level training is aimed at the application and research into cannabis.
The professionals are made up of a mix of pharmacists, industry consultants, regulatory officers and the representatives of producing companies.
The training provided in Malta is understood to be organised by through the collaboration of the Malta Medicines Authority and the The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) and is aimed at research in the three key areas of ‘safety, quality and efficacy,’ the Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Rights, Public Cleansing and Support for the Capital City Deo Debattista, explained.
Preparations for medicinal cannabis will soon be introduced due to the efforts of the Medicines Authority. The MA has so far been engaging with international experts, issuing guidance documents and scientific consultations.
This training programme comes to light as the concerns surrounding the recreational cannabis continue to grow.
Pro legalisation groups say that the critical position of the Malta Association of Psychiatry and the OASI Foundation are too simplistic and narrow in their understanding.