Germany allows MS patient to grow cannabis in unprecedented case

The cannabis is strictly for personal use
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Monday, October 3, 2016

A court in Germany has allowed a patient to cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes. Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) confirmed that the patient will be allowed to grow a maximum of 130 cannabis plants a year. There are currently more than 900 patients in Germany who are permitted to use the drug for medicinal purposes. However, the cannabis must be purchased from the pharmacy and financial costs covered by the patient. One gram currently costs around 15 euros. Prior to receiving his permit, the patient had filed multiple lawsuits, arguing that he could not afford the monthly costs of around 1,500 euros.