Marijuana therapy available in Poland

It is possible to access medical therapy with the use of drugs based on cannabis, the Polish Health Ministry has said.

There already is one medicine containing active marijuana substances used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The drug, Sativex, can be prescribed by a doctor but is not reimbursed by the Polish National Health Service (NFZ). The Ministry explained that such medicines can be specially imported into Poland. These drugs can be used if they can be proved to help save the life or health of the patient, and the legitimacy of such requirements is confirmed by a professional consultant. The Health Minister is also in the process of investigating whether there are any instances in Polish law “that prevent importing the drugs from abroad”. Three bills are currently being discussed in the Sejm lower house of parliament in relation to the use of therapeutic marijuana. Two of them...

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