The number of pharmacies offering medical marijuana in Egypt has surged by over 50 percent in the last month, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The number of dispensaries licensed in Egypt rose from just three in July to more than 20 in November, according the report by the International Center for the Study of Drug Policy, a nonprofit that works to promote drug policies and regulations around the world.
“I was amazed by the rapid increase in the number of medical marijuana dispensaries,” said Mohamed El-Rashid, an Egyptian who works as a medical cannabis activist.
“The number has increased by more than 100 percent in just a few months.”
Medical marijuana in the country has been decriminalized since the revolution that ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
The country’s current constitution gives Egyptians the right to use the drug for medical purposes, but it does not recognize it as a legitimate medicine.
Egypt has not had any laws against the drug since the early 2000s, but the law was amended in 2012 to allow it for medicinal purposes.
The law also gave police broad powers to arrest and detain individuals suspected of using the drug.
While the new law allows the government to authorize the use of medical cannabis in certain conditions, it is still illegal for anyone to grow, sell or possess it.
Egypt is one of the world’s poorest countries, with nearly a quarter of its population living in extreme poverty.
Since the revolution, thousands of people have died from infections related to the drug, which is usually administered by inhalation.
It is also considered a narcotic, which means it can be addictive and potentially deadly.
Despite its potential dangers, the drug has become a popular option for some in Egypt, and in recent years the country’s health system has begun to make strides in tackling the problem.
The latest data from the Ministry of Health showed that more than 10,000 people had tested positive for the drug in the first half of 2018.
The new law was not the only way to get a medical card.
The Ministry of Justice recently approved a new program for new applicants, which gives them a chance to get an official medical card in exchange for signing up for an education program.
In the first two months of 2019, there were over 1,000 applications, the ministry said.
The country’s National Directorate of Health and Social Affairs has launched a program for people to apply for a medical identification card.
In addition, the government is encouraging patients to enroll in a “Cancer and Stroke Prevention and Treatment Program,” which offers free health screenings and vaccinations.
The ministry has also launched a campaign for new patients, called the “Cure for Health,” which aims to get them to sign up for screenings and vaccines.