News From Abroad

ImageIn world news, earlier this month a German court has ruled that seriously ill patients may grow their own medicinal marijuana, but the rule does not apply to all medical marijuana patients. The Federal Administrative Court in Munster stated for people that have no effective remedies available or affordable may apply to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) for a license to cultivate their own cannabis under a doctor’s supervision.

A welcomed decision by medical marijuana advocates.

The Munster Court has clarified that this decision does not apply to patients whose insurance covers marijuana-based medications. But many health insurance companies refuse to reimburse the cost of those treatments. Although some insurance companies are willing to pay for Marinol, some patients claim it is less effective than actual herbal marijuana.

Though, there is a catch it is yet another historical milestone to the pursuit of living in a marijuana legal world.

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