Connect with us
Virtual Online Vape and CBD Expo

Cannavist Magazine

BUSINESS

Czech government to subsidise medical cannabis costs

The Czech government will subsidise medical cannabis costs from the New Year

Patients will be reimbursed up to 90% of the cost of their prescriptions.

The proposal was passed through parliament last week.

Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch recently tweeted:

“From the New Year, patients with chronic pain will pay a maximum of a few hundred a month against the current thousands, as with other medications”

Although medical cannabis was legalised in 2010, the price of cannabis-based medicinal products is not financially regulated and the medicines are not covered by health insurance.

Around 90 percent of those currently receiving medical cannabis use it to relieve chronic pain, while four percent use it to treat multiple sclerosis.

Patients will be able to claim up to 30 grams of medical cannabis a month under the new subsidiary rate. Meanwhile, plans to regulate the price and impose cost caps are underway.

Minister Vojtěch stated:

“We consider this sufficient because today one patient consumes on average up to 10 grams per month

“This was confirmed by the survey conducted among prescribers

“However, in exceptional cases, on the basis of a proposal by the attending physician, after approval by the medical examiner, reimbursement beyond this limit will be possible.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in BUSINESS

Trending

Aggregation Policy

We aggregate CBD headlines from all over the world and we write our own original content too! Bringing you all the news you need in one place.

First and foremost, this site is run by a team of dedicated CBD journalists at The CANNAVIST HQ in the UK. We publish aggregated content with the utmost respect for sources.

When you click on a story from another site, you will automatically be taken to the original source where you can read the article in full.

Advertisement
Subscribe Banner
Virtual Online Vape and CBD Expo
To Top
X