Germany rejects applications

In July, Germany’s Health Ministry rejected a variety of applications to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The applications had been filed after a January 2000 ruling of Germany’s Constitutional Court, where the judges stated that “the medical supply of the population is a public purpose that may justify an approval in individual cases.”
This recommendation from Germany’s highest court spurred on many personal applications to use the healing herb, but none were approved by the goverment. Some of the rejected applicants are expected to launch lawsuits against the Health Ministry.

German Ministry of Health: website (english) eng.bundesregierung.de/frameset/index.jsp; emails [email protected], [email protected]

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