March 21, 2023 from Cannabis Health
New regulations for the prescription of medical cannabis in Germany are set to make it easier for to access the treatment under the public health insurance system. We take a look at the decision and what it means for patients.
On Thursday 16 March, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), which is responsible for determining which medical treatments are covered by the country’s statutory health insurance, decided on new regulations for the prescribing of medicinal cannabis.
The changes are expected to make it easier for patients to access the treatment in a ‘timely’ and ‘needs-based manner’, providing ‘security’ and ‘certainty’ around their care.