Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution

In Großbritannien ist Cannabis als Medizin seit heute verfügbar. Wir sprachen anlässlich des Gesetzes im UK mit CNN über die Situation für Patienten in Deutschland.

Fellow G7 country Germany legalized cannabis-derived medicines in 2017, but some doctors are reluctant to prescribe it, and patients face ongoing supply shortfalls. Many users still turn to illegal means, such as growing their own cannabis, said Sascha Waterkotte, spokesman for the German Hemp Association.

“Doctors could be made more sensitive towards the law,” said Waterkotte. “Germany needs more conferences for doctors, some of which have many prejudices against cannabis being used as medicine or have so far not been involved with this topic.”