A working group tasked by the Czech Ministry of Health to pave the way for medical marijuana to be prescribed here now says local companies should be licensed to grow and process the narcotic commercially. Previously, imports alone had appeared the frontrunner option for meeting demand. The Czech Medical Chamber has also outlined conditions where marijuana might be used.
Top officials in the Czech Ministry of Health have signaled a turnaround in its long opposition to medical marijuana. They say amendments allowing the soft drug on prescription will be prepared by the end of 2011. Czech officials, however, are still looking into how a surefire system for sourcing and distributing the soft drug without it going on sale to the wider public can be introduced.