Panama is set to become the first Central American country to legalise medicinal cannabis after a bill was passed unanimously by congress.

Once it becomes law, authorised patients will be able to join a register to receive medicinal cannabis while further research into the treatment will be allowed under a new national program.

The bill requires final approval by President Laurentino Cortizo.

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