By The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Pharmacists in Poland have been given the go-ahead to make and distribute pharmaceutical products using cannabis after the Polish government made the drug legal for medicinal use.

The new regulations mean that Polish pharmacies will be allowed to manufacture medicines taken from imported cannabis plants, as long as they have been authorised by the country’s Office for the Registration of Medical Products.

According to the Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber, pharmacists will be given specific training on how to make drugs from cannabis, which can then be used to treat certain conditions including epilepsy, chronic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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