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Infarmed-approved cannabis flowers cost 10 euros per gram

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The dried flowers with 18% THC that Infarmed recently approved will be sold in 15-gram bags at a retail price of around 150 euros. The news was advanced this morning by the Newspaper, which states that the flowers should be available in pharmacies in April. It is not yet known whether or not this product will be reimbursed.

Cannareporter tried to contact Infarmed to find out whether or not the flowers will be funded by the State, but without success.

Infarmed, responsible for analyzing and approving sales, told JN that “three requests for authorization to be placed on the market” arrived, “all referring to whole dried cannabis flower”. So far, adds the National Medicines Authority, “the product that will be marketed by Tilray, in 15-gram bags, for around 150 euros, has been approved”.

Flowers with 18% THC and zero CBD should be sold from April in pharmacies, can only be purchased with a prescription and are indicated in six pathologies: spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting that can result, for example. , chemotherapy treatments, appetite stimulation in cancer patients or AIDS patients who are in palliative care, chronic pain associated with oncological diseases, Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome and glaucoma.

 

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With a degree in Journalism from the University of Coimbra, Laura Ramos has been a Journalist since 1998, having worked as an editor and reporter in various media outlets (RTP, Euronotícias, BiT, A Capital, Sábado, JN). She was a correspondent for Jornal de Notícias in Rome, Italy, in 2004/2005, at which time she completed a postgraduate degree in Professional Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. From 2006 to 2009 she was a Press Officer at the Office of the Minister of Education and created the street-art photographic archive “What does Lisbon say?”. Co-founder of the newspaper A Folha — Cultura Canábica para Adultos (2008) and CannaPress (2017), Laura Ramos is currently Editor of CannaReporter and Cannadouro Magazine, having directed the documentary “Pacientes”, about medicinal cannabis users in Portugal . Founder and program director of the international medical cannabis conferences PTMC - Portugal Medical Cannabis (2018), Laura was also part of the organizing team for the first Postgraduate Course in GMP's for Medicinal Cannabis (2019), in partnership with the Military Laboratory of Chemical Products and Pharmacists and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon.

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