Denmark’s medical cannabis pilot program continues to show steady improvement, with the number of patients exceeding the 2,000 mark.
The country’s business-friendly, patient-centric medical cannabis scheme is one of the most ironed-out systems in Europe.
Through the end of April, just over 2,100 individual patients had been prescribed medical cannabis via the four-year pilot program, which was launched in January 2018, according to fresh data presented by Danish Health Minister Ellen Trane Nørby at the European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen.
Another 335 non-Danish patients – mostly from Sweden – had also accessed medical marijuana to treat a variety of ailments.
The Danish Medicines Agency expected 500 patients in the first year.
Nørby said 429 doctors had prescribed