Germany, the world’s fifth biggest economy, is expected to legalize medical marijuana in 2017, according to news reports.
The German cabinet approved a bill Monday that would allow medical cannabis to be used by seriously ill patients who have consulted with a physician and have no other “therapeutic alternative.”
Germany’s parliament must still approve the legislation. If passed, medicine will be available in flower form and as extracts, and would be sold through pharmacies.
The country’s health minister, Hermann Gröhe, told reporters he wants health insurance to pay for medical cannabis if patients have no other way to cover it
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