Newsbrief: Spanish Pharmacies to Begin Selling Medical Marijuana 2/4/05

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Some 60 pharmacies in Spain's Catalonia region are set to begin dispensing medical marijuana, Europa Press reported Tuesday. According to the regional director of health resources, Rafael Manzanera, the pilot program will be up and running before the end of April. Spain will thus join the Netherlands as a country where medical marijuana is available through pharmacies.

Eleven months ago, the Catalan regional government approved the idea in principle and, egged on by the Catalan pharmacists' association, which demanded it match its words with actions, it is now prepared to get the pilot project underway.

According to Manzanera, the project will enlist four Catalan hospitals and their pharmacies, and will eventually be expanded to include 60 pharmacy branches. The expansion will come once the benefits of the original program have been analyzed, said a spokesman for the Catalan health ministry.

The dispensing of medical marijuana will be limited to "combating the vomiting provoked by chemotherapy and the effects of anorexia in persons suffering from AIDS," said Manzanera. "It will also try to alleviate muscular problems related to Muscular Dystrophy, as well as chronic pain that does not respond to other kinds of therapies."

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