Denmark approves medical cannabis trial

The trial programme marks a departure from Denmark’s traditional hard-line stance on cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use
The Local (Denmark)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Danish government announced that as of 2018, doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients. The government said that a four-year trial programme will allow “a defined patient group” to be treated with medical cannabis. The Danish Medicine Authority (Lægemiddelstyrelsen) determined that ailments eligible for the treatment are multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. (It’s official: Medicinal cannabis trial to light up in 2018 | Danish farmers going to pot, but in a good way for a change)