Doctors in Israel Starts to prescribe marijuana for the patient


Israeli Health Ministry official on Sunday gave permission doctors from five different Israeli hospitals to prescribe marijuana for patients suffering from cancer and chronic pain. The Ministry launched a pilot program intended to increase the number of doctors allowed to prescribe cannabis for medicinal purposes.

According to a ministry official that doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients in the future. The Ministry estimates that by 2010 there will be increased from 66 percent in the license for medical marijuana, so that approximately 5000 patients will get prescription marijuana for his illness. In the future, he expects tens of thousands of patients will be able to get medical marijuana to help cure illness. 

Most are given a prescription for medical marijuana to patients suffering from chronic pain, including patients with fibromyalgia, cancer, HIV / AIDS, neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, asthma and glaucoma, as well as the Israeli Defense Force veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

Until now, 14 Israeli agricultural companies have been given permission to develop legally use marijuana for treatment, but only three are currently operating. Department of Health recently approved NIS 360 monthly fee per user of medical marijuana to cover the cost of suitable cropping.
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