Since the change in the law in Switzerland on August 1, 2022, doctors have been allowed to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients without a special authorization from the federal government.
Here you will find all the important information about how you can access medical cannabis, including the prescription process by doctors.
Learn more about the requirements you need to meet in order to obtain medical cannabis and how to apply for the appropriate prescription. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Contact your family doctor or specialist. He or she can work with you to determine whether cannabis-based therapy is an option for you. Your doctor will select the appropriate active pharmaceutical ingredient for the preparation of an extemporaneous prescription and issue a prescription for you to take to the pharmacy.
In order for your health insurance to cover the costs, the doctor must apply for a cost approval for you. This can be done using a simple form. Cost coverage is not guaranteed at this time.
TO THE PHARMACY WITH THE PRESCRIPTION
With the doctor's prescription, the pharmacy prepares your personal prescription, the so-called megistral prescription. You can pick it up at your pharmacy and take it according to the doctor's prescription.
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