Health Ministry to reschedule medical cannabis, allowing for sale in pharmacies

Under new guidelines, specialist doctors will be able to prescribe plant without license or approval, like any other medication
The Times of Israel (Israel)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Health Ministry it would remove cannabis from its dangerous drugs ordinance list, a move that would allow pharmacies to begin selling the plant. Specialist physicians would be able to issue a normal prescription for cannabis, like any other medication, without the need for a license or prior approval from the Health Ministry. The decision will allow pharmacies to sell controlled cannabis products to patients over the age of 18. Doctors will be able to prescribe up to 40 grams. Prescriptions will be valid for several indications, including oncological diseases, inflammatory bowel conditions, neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, HIV and severe epilepsy in minors.