Medical cannabis big hit in Luxembourg

Enough supplies after a shortage in July, government says
Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg)
Thursday, September 10, 2020

medical cannabis docterDoctors in Luxembourg have given out cannabis to more patients so far this year than in all of 2019, Health Minister Paulette Lenert said, a sign that the legalisaton of the drug - which remains banned for recreational use - filled a gap in demand. Parliament approved the medicinal use of cannabis in June 2018 and government will evaluate the law at a later stage. It is mainly prescribed for serious diseases such as multiple sclerosis or cancer. The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed Luxembourg's plans to also legalise the recreational use of cannabis - an election promise that has irked neighbouring countries - which is likely to be another two years away. (Le Luxembourg en manque de cannabis médical)