Since August of this year, fewer than 100 doctors in Israel will be able to provide recipients to them with recipes for receiving psychoactive hemp from the specialized medical establishments created for this purpose. Another innovation of the system of services to provide the possibility of using cannabis for medical purposes is the introduction of a more advanced system for the distribution of therapeutic hemp, which is included in the system of care for specialized medical institutions.
The procedure for further improving the mechanisms for obtaining psychoactive cannabis by people in need of it was announced by one of the high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Health of Israel
during the meeting of the profile commission of the legislative body of the country. According to an official from the ministry, since August of this year, fewer than 100 doctors in Israel
will be able to provide recipients who receive treatment for psychoactive cannabis from the specialized medical establishments created for this purpose.
Another innovation of the system of services to provide the possibility of using cannabis for medical purposes
is the introduction of a more advanced system for the distribution of therapeutic hemp, which is included in the system of care for specialized medical institutions. To this end, additional funding of $ 560,000 is provided. Among other things, it is planned to double the number of medical personnel engaged in the provision of therapeutic hemp or various drugs manufactured from the plant.
A clear example of the imperfection of the mechanisms for providing access to therapeutic cannabis for patients suffering from various types of diseases are the authorization mechanisms provided for specialists specializing in the treatment of oncological diseases and physicians dealing with the treatment of other types of diseases. In particular, doctors specializing in the treatment of cancer can freely allow patients to use psychoactive hemp. Doctors who deal with pain treatment or specializing in palliative medicine, traumatologists or specialists of other medical specialties to provide similar recipes should apply for permission to the head of the Ministry of Health of the country. To do this, medical workers need to issue more than 20 documents, send them via electronic means of communication to the Ministry and make sure that the relevant documents at least got to be considered by government officials in the ministry.
In addition, the situation with respect to the treatment of medical staff by psychoactive hemp is still ambiguous. It is necessary to change the situation in which patients who need treatment with psychoactive cannabis are treated the same way as drug addicts, but to doctors who prescribe cannabis or medicines made from it, like drug dealers. And this happens when more "heavy" narcotic substances are provided in much larger volumes and by much more simplified algorithms.
Comments of the Association "Ukrainian technical hemp"
At the moment, about 28,000 patients are officially licensed to use psychoactive hemp on the territory of the Promised Land. To realize their constitutional right to use the therapeutic properties of plants, Israeli
citizens at the moment need to go through a rather complicated algorithm, consisting of many bureaucratic procedures.
Information taken from the site http://tku.org.ua