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Medical Use Of Cannabis Officially Legal In Poland

Polish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalized for medicinal purposes in the country.

Under the new regulations, cannabis from imported plants can be used to make prescription drugs at Polish pharmacies. This kind of medicine will, however, will have to be first registered with the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products.

The Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber said that pharmacists are ready to make cannabis-based prescription drugs. They will also have access to special courses if they require further training.

“Given the fact that there are nearly 15,000 pharmacies in Poland, an overwhelming majority is authorised to make prescription drugs – that’s around 90 percent,”said a spokesperson for the Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber.

“It is estimated that up to 300,000 patients could qualify for medical marijuana treatment,” the chamber said. Conditions eligible for treatment include chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms and drug-resistant epilepsy.

Specialist training would be available if necessary, according to Polish national radio.

A spokesman said: “Given the fact that there are nearly 15,000 pharmacies in Poland, an overwhelming majority is authorized to make prescription drugs – that’s around 90 percent.

“It is estimated that up to 300,000 patients could qualify for medical marijuana treatment.”

 

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