Ministry of Health is in favor of lifting the ban on the cultivation of opium poppy
The Ministry of Health of Russian Federation supports a bill authorizing the cultivation of narcotic plants in the territory of Russia for the production of domestic anesthetic drugs for the full cycle, reports TASS.
Now Russia buys 100% of APS for the production of narcotic painkillers. However, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has developed a draft amendment providing for the abolition of the ban on the cultivation of narcotic plants in the territory of the Russian Federation.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, the list of vital and essential drugs (VED) for 2018 “includes six types of opioid analgesics, which are used in surgical interventions and analgesic therapy.”
The draft law prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade also spelled out the procedures for the cultivation of narcotic plants, it is also proposed to determine the plant varieties that are allowed to grow for these purposes, and the requirements for them. In addition, it is proposed to extend rules of the federal law relating to the establishment of state monopoly and requirements for the cultivation of narcotic plants “for use in scientific, educational and expert activities, for the cultivation of narcotic plants for the production of drugs used for medical purposes and (or) veterinary medicine and psychotropic substances. ”