Austrian Parliament Approves Medical Marijuana Use

July 18, 2008

July 17, 2008 – Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria: Austrian Health regulators will be legally permitted to grow and dispense cannabis for therapeutic purposes under legislation approved by Parliament last week.

The Austrian Health Ministry will oversee production of the drug, according to an Agency France-Presse (AFP) news wire report.

To date, only a handful of European nations, including the Netherlands, Germany (via federal permit only), and Finland (via court order), allow for the use of medicinal cannabis by qualified patients.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500.

DL: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7654

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