UK’s Sapphire Medical Funds First Cannabis Treatment, While Khiron Backs Colombia Clinic

Medical marijuana is gaining more traction in international health care systems.

In one scenario, Sapphire Medical Foundation announced the first UK patient to be granted full cannabis medicine treatment funding. Also, Khirion Life Sciences announced the opening of the first medical marijuana clinic in Colombia.

UK Funding

Sapphire Medical Foundation will fund a patient’s fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis treatment for at least one year.

The organization’s aim is to decrease the economic barriers to access cannabis-based treatments. According to Health Europa, most medical marijuana patients in the UK receive their prescriptions from the private sector, with almost no reimbursement. This makes it unaffordable for a large number of potential-patients.

The patient is a 38-year old teacher named Kirran. Her last name has not been disclosed.

“My pain stops me doing the career I love. …

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