Medical CANNABIS: Germany imports 1.5 tonnes of Dutch cannabis

The Ministry of Health has doubled the delivery volume for medical cannabis from the Netherlands. According to a report, demand was higher than expected.

Medical CANNABIS: Germany imports 1.5 tonnes of Dutch cannabis

Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has significantly increased volume of imports of medical cannabis. For treatment of severely ill importers in Germany in future up to 1.5 tonnes per year from Nerlands, Ministry of Health reported and confirmed a report of mirror. So far, volume of delivery promised by Nerlands has been at 700 kilograms a year.

Spahn praised pledge of his Dutch counterpart Hugo de Jonge to magazine as a "living neighbourhood". The Nerlands Thus "made an important contribution to medical treatment of German patients".

According to Mirror, this step had become necessary due to high demand. These would have surpassed Ministry's expectations. Since 2017, health insurance companies have been taking over costs of medical cannabis for seriously ill people if y can no longer be helped.

From 2020, re should be cannabis from Germany

According to information from mirror, about 20,000 patients submitted a request for treatment with cannabis last year, in 60 percent of cases this was approved. A total of 1.2 tonnes were imported from Nerlands and Canada.

The Federal Republic originally wanted to grow cannabis itself from 2019. The start is delayed, however, because call for tenders had to be repeated because of a procedural error. According to report, cannabis grown in Germany can be harvested at earliest 2020.

Cannabis is used among or things to treat nerve pain, green Star, ADHD and Tourette syndrome. Cannabis extracts, cannabis blossoms or cannabis-based medicines are used.

Updated Date: 25 August 2018, 12:00

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