German government to grow marijuana for medical use

The law would allow cultivation of cannabis plants by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A proposal from German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe to allow seriously ill individuals increased access to medical marijuana was approved by the German government. The law stipulates that patients for whom other treatments for serious diseases are ineffective will be able to have access to medical marijuana paid for by their public health insurance. Such patients will need notification from a doctor that other treatments were ineffective.