According to German law, medical marijuana is only prescribed for severe illnesses: chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. To qualify, participation in a scientific study is required.
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The head of the German police trade union BDK has said cannabis prohibition has proven "neither intelligent nor expedient." Andre Schulz has called for better methods to restrict consumption, but one taboo should remain.
Police raided car washes and houses in Milton Keynes, north of London in coordinated raids targeting organized crime groups trafficking people and drugs. The victims are being "safeguarded."
Germany's medicinal cannabis market has grown rapidly since legalization in 2017. But as demand increases, importers and producers are grappling with a shortage in supply and many patients are forced to pay a premium.
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