MEDICAL marijuana in Gibraltar has finally become a reality as the Government has allowed the supply of cannabis products.
Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) doctors will be allowed to hand out ‘cannabis-based products’ once they have undertaken the appropriate training.
According to a government statement the GHA will ‘not administer such products by smoking’.
Patients with any of the following conditions are eligible for the medical cannabis:
- Moderate to severe muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis that has failed to respond to standard medications
- Severe, refractory epilepsy that has failed to respond to standard medications
- Severe and life-altering pain that has failed to respond to standard and rising levels of pain control medications
- Intractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy despite the use of standard treatments under supervision
Source: The Olive Press