The first two Swedish licences to use parts of the cannabis plants to relieve chronic pain were granted last February, and since then there have been ten further applications. One of those has now been approved, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports.
The licences allow patients to use cannabis in the form of Dutch medical marijuana strain Bediol. The applications must be written by a doctor and cannot be submitted by a private individual.
“A prescription for Bediol means that all other medicine and treatments have previously been tried and that they did not give the desired effect,” Läkemedelsverket clinical researcher Karl Mikael Kälkner told SvD.