25/02/2024  By Paula Tsoni

Prescription cannabis for medicinal use became legally available in Greece for the first time on February 19, to complement the treatment of patients suffering from extremely challenging and painful conditions.

Such conditions include nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy for cancer and AIDS/HIV, pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis, persistent pain that does not respond to available treatments or where treatments are not well tolerated by patients, as well as for increasing the appetite of patients receiving palliative care, AMNA reports.

Doctors who have the right to prescribe pharmaceutical cannabis in Greece include anaesthetists, neurologists and pathologists specialising in cancer, infections and rheumatism. Prescriptions can be repeated by other doctors for six months, but the treatment must then be re-evaluated by a specialist.


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