Sicily, one of Italy’s 20 regions, will be picking up the tab for the cost of medical marijuana for locals. The region’s health chief, Ruggero Razza, recently signed a decree establishing the new law. Those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain will no longer have to pay for their medical marijuana prescriptions.
Patients in Italy must have a prescription from their doctor to obtain medical marijuana, The Local Italy reported. Only licensed pharmacies are permitted to dispense the medicine.
Possessing marijuana without a prescription isn’t a crime in Italy, but fines and suspensions of passports and/or driver’s licenses are still possible.