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Argentina creates a public company to develop medical cannabis

The Argentine government created a technology firm to develop the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industry, Cannabis Conicet, which will operate under the orbit of the leading scientific research body, a public university, and a public hospital.

"We are proud to take this step," said the Minister of Science, Daniel Filmus, at the company's presentation.

The company will depend on the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet), the Arturo Jauretche National University (UNAJ), and the High Complexity Hospital El Cruce Dr. Néstor Carlos Kirchner, located in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires.

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