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Faroese government nixes proposal to make medical cannabis available on trial basis

The majority of the Social Affairs Committee argues that since it is currently possible to be prescribed cannabis oil from all Faroese doctors, there is no reason to apply for a special permission.

A majority of the Social Affairs Committee recommends that Parliament scraps the proposal, put forth by MP Jenis á Rana, to make medical cannabis available on a trial basis, reports Kringvarp Føroya today.

Hence, the proposal to establish a medical cannabis trial scheme will be rejected.

The majority of the Social Affairs Committee argues that since it is currently possible to be prescribed cannabis oil from all Faroese doctors, there is no reason to apply for a special permission.

Miðflokkurin (the Central Party) proposed that medical cannabis should be made available on a trial basis similar to the one in Denmark.

Two of the preparations allowed in the Danish trial are not approved in the Faroes. These are the flowers and buds of the Cannabis Sativa plant.

Patients are advised to either make tea from the cannabis preparations or breathe in the vapour using a specially designed vaporizer.

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