Germany’s parliament has voted to make medical marijuana legal for some citizens, according to the Associated Press.
The AP explains that parliament voted the measure in unanimously, meaning that starting in March patients who can’t treat serious illnesses with other methods will be allowed to use medical marijuana by prescription.
“It’s a great addition for patients who have waited for this a long time,” drug commissioner Marlene Mortler said. She has supported the concept for quite some time.
One of the illnesses marijuana will be used for is cancer, because German politicians recognize that it can be helpful for patients who feel nauseous after receiving chemotherapy.
German health insurers intend to cover the cost of marijuana products for patients who require it.
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