The French Government’s medical cannabis trial saw its first patient prescribed a medicine at the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital last Friday.
Launched by France’s Minister for Solidarity and Health Olivier Véran, the trial aims to collect the first French data on the efficacy and safety of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, as well as to lay the foundations for its long-term availability.
Around 3,000 patients will be participating in the study.
Minister Véran stated (translated): “It’s the role of medicine to fight disease and relieve pain. As a doctor, as a minister, I am proud that France can experiment with the use of cannabis for medical purposes, and thus better support thousands of patients who face serious pathologies.”
The trial is being carried out under the control of ANSM (Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products). In January this year, ANSM chose companies that will supply the program. The companies involved will be providing their medicines free of charge.
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