Government approves reform to ease access to medical cannabis

The government voted on Sunday to approve the reform of medical cannabis, advocated by Health Minister MK Ya’acov Litzman, that will ensure uniform quality of the drug and make it possible for authorized patients to receive their supply in pharmacies.

The ministry has promised to expand the number of doctors authorized to approve the legal supply of medical cannabis for patients who need it to relieve severe pain and other purposes.

Medical cannabis pain is often used to treat pain from cancer, however it can also help treat the eye disease glaucoma, lack of appetite in HIV patients, muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis, nausea from chemotherapy, Crohn’s disease and seizures.


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