Medical Cannabis Coming to Cyprus

Cancer patients in advanced stages will finally get a chance to relieve their pain, following confirmation from the Health Ministry that medical cannabis will be given to those who applied and got approved for the hash oil.

Health Minister George Pamboridis told the media that the cannabis oil will be given for free only to cancer patients who have been approved by the health ministry.

According to the minister, who is currently the only authority who can administer medical cannabis, approved patients were those who are in the final stage of the disease, in other words, those with cases where other treatments have failed and the patient’s condition is irreversible.

Pamboridis said the government is in the market for cannabis oil and has sent requests to Canada, Croatia, and Israel, where companies in these countries can produce and export medical cannabis legally.

Legislation is also ready, which would legalise the...

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