Last Friday the very first cannabis pharmacy opened its doors in Groningen.The organically grown herb is of pharmaceutical quality and had been available at pharmacies since 2003 for a high price. At the dedicated pharmacy chronically ill patients can turn in their prescription, and buy medicinal Cannabis for coffeeshop prices.
The pharmacy is an initiative of SMCN (Stichting Medicinale Cannabis Nederland) —a foundation dedicated to helping the chronically ill, who often live on a fixed budget, buy "mediwiet" (medicinal weed) for 6 € per gram.
Medicinal cannabis has been proven to affectively diminish nausea in cancer patients, affects tics suffered by patients of Gille de la Tourette syndrom and on complaints suffered by patients with M.S. (multiple sclerosis). For background information in English, check out SIMM