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Physicians at five large hospitals have received permission from Health Ministry
director-general Dr. Ronni Gamzu to write prescriptions for medical marijuana
for cancer patients who received authorization to smoke it and relieve their
The ministry announced the pilot program on Sunday.
physicians are at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Ziv in Safed, Assaf Harofe in
Tzrifin, Sheba at Tel Hashomer and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
the government hospitals are owned by or affiliated to the state through the
The pilot project will be supervised and assessed, and
doctors at other hospitals have been contacted so that the medical
be available to other patients around the country. In addition,
will be made for authorized patients with certain painful neurological
such as multiple sclerosis to get easier access to prescriptions.
now, all prescriptions were provided by a senior doctor at the Abarbanel
Health Center in Bat Yam, with the medical cannabis distributed by
Soon, pharmacies in some government hospitals will be
fill the prescriptions, according to ministry associate director-general
Boaz Lev. About 4,000 patients have approval to receive medical