Medical Marijuana Legally Available in Israel

Israel: Patients may get an approval from the government for the medical use of cannabis

A Tel Aviv medical clinic has quietly begun giving cannabis to cancer and AIDS sufferers, legally and with Health Ministry approval. The clinic began giving the drug to patients about six months ago. By Israeli law, cannabis can legally be used as a medicine if a patient obtains a special approval from the Health Ministry. The cannabis is grown in Israel.

The drug is approved usually only for patients with cancer, AIDS or chronic inflammation of the intestine. The clinic, which the Health Ministry has refused to identify publicly, gives out the drug in small, controlled quantities when a patient presents his license. A spokesman for the Israel Cancer Association said the drug could reduce side-effects for some patients undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments, and the organization would consider adding information about this to its Web Site

Source Jerusalem Post

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