'High time' for medical marijuana in Germany

The federal government wants to make cannabis more accessible to sick Germans as a means for pain relief
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Federal Drugs Commissioner Marlene Mortler said that seriously ill patients should have access to cannabis through their health insurance provider. "My goal is that in the future, more people than before will be able to use cannabis as a medicine," Mortler told Die Welt. "We want to bring the law through the Bundestag (German parliament) within this year, so that it comes into effect from next year.” (See also: Legalize it – ein bisschen | Opinion: Withdrawing troops in the war on drugs)