The government has, at the request of the LEFT in the Bundestag, published the diagnoses of people with an exemption for the purchase of cannabis flowers from the pharmacy. After the system exception approval is now past, these figures are likely to be the “final result” for 10 years of “exceptional medicine” cannabis via §3 paragraph 2 BtMG.
In print 18/11701 of 27.03.2017 the government writes:
The medical conditions underlying the exemptions pursuant to § 3 paragraph 2 BtMG are varied according to the information in the application documents. Some patients perform self-therapy with cannabis because of multiple diagnoses.
The main diagnosis groups and the corresponding percentages of the patients are presently as follows (duplications are
indication Percentage share
pain approximately 57 percent
ADHD approximately 14 percent
Spasticity (different genesis) approximately 10 percent
depression approximately 7 percent
Anorexia / cachexia approximately 5 percent
Tourette syndrome about 4 percent
bowel disease about 3 percent
epilepsy about 2 percent
Other psychiatry about 2 percent
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