German Bundestag makes cannabis a prescription legally

German Bundestag makes cannabis a prescription legally

Cancer patients, people with chronic pain or multiple sclerosis may soon be in Germany on a medical prescription cannabis.

The German health insurance funds have the therapy also pay for, now a bill of the government by the Bundestag unanimously adopted.

A doctor may prescribe cannabis if they have a positive effect is expected on the course or the symptoms of a disease. If roesmiddel keeps cannabis prohibited.

So far had cannabis patients special permission is required. It was about a thousand people.


The cannabis cultivation for medical purposes should be regulated by the public authorities. An agency of the federal agency for medicines must ensure the quality and the cannabis shopping and pharmacy available. Until then, fall back on import.

A doctor, according to the new law not to wait until a patient can no longer be treated before he cannabis, prescribes. In addition to health insurance funds no more after a few weeks, but within a maximum of three days to decide whether the treatment is reimbursed.

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