Germany mulls state cannabis body for pain relief

Germany's government has plans to set up a pharmaceutical agency to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Sunday, November 1, 2015

medical-useA so-called cannabis agency has been proposed in draft legislation put forward by the federal health ministry, the "Welt am Sonntag" newspaper reported. The bill was reportedly awaiting approval from the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel. As outlined in the draft, the new state-owned body would be tasked with regulating the price of medicinal hemp and making sure the drug was grown and sold purely for pharmaceutical purposes. Patients in need of pain relief would not be allowed to grow their own cannabis plants.