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Rameez Raheem

In the past few weeks, three new licenses for Cannabis Harm Reduction Associations (CHRAs) have been issued in Malta, bringing the total to five. The newly approved associations, named Sprawt, Northern Lights, and NEGE, join the initial two, KDD Society and Ta’ Zelli.

The Authority emphasizes that only associations listed on its website are authorized to cultivate and distribute cannabis to their members. Membership is restricted to Malta residents aged 18 and above, requiring a copy of the ID card for verification.

Additionally, the Authority for The Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC) has conducted the inaugural harm reduction training for both licensed and in-principle CHRAs. This comprehensive two-day program featured keynote speakers and covered various aspects of harm reduction practices. Participants gained insights into the operational and day-to-day management of associations, along with the role of data gathering for research purposes.

Keynote speakers addressed historical and core operational aspects of harm and risk reduction, emphasizing the intricate relationship between public health and the regulation of non-medical cannabis use. Furthermore, they underscored the significance of recognizing diverse social groups of cannabis users, each requiring tailored tools and attention. The training aimed to equip CHRAs with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the responsible use of cannabis and contribute to a safer cannabis landscape in Malta.

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Rameez Raheem

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