Sicily’s health chief, Ruggero Razza, signed a decree Jan. 21 that will now allow medical cannabis patients free access to medical cannabis. The regional government will pick up the tab for registered patients suffering from chronic pain, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, according to local news reports.
Italy legalized medical cannabis in 2013. And ever since 2014, much of the country’s supply has been grown by the Italian Army at a facility in Florence. The country also allows medical cannabis imports and at-home cultivation by patients.